Sola by David Trubridge



Designed as part of our Icarus installation shown in Milan, which is based on the Greek myth about the boy who flew too close to the Sun. Sola represents the Sun which will get too hot if you fly too high and the shapes look a little like the solar flares that form and curl on the surface and edge of our Sun. The full installation was later purchased by the Pompidou Center in Paris for its permanent collection.

If you use a clear light bulb the Sola shade throws spectacular lattice patterns on to the walls of your space, a frosted bulb reduces this effect. Part of the Seed System range of kit set light shades cut from  sustainably grown bamboo plywood.

Finishes available:


White Paint (two sides), Black Paint (two sides);

Bamboo (on one side) with choice of Aqua, Black, Blue, Lime, Orange, Pink, Red or White. Paint colours are commonly faced on the interior of light shade.

Please allow 3 weeks lead time for delivery.

Maximum 60w E27 Lamp – CFL  or LED recommended

Sola  is available in three sizes;

800mm Diametre

1000mm Diametre

1350mm Diametre

Lead time on David Trubridge products is typically 2-3 days

If you have a preference for pale bamboo (previously called ‘Natural Bamboo’ ) please let us know in the notes at checkout – This material is being phased out, but there may still be stock available. Orders will be supplied in the slightly warmer / darker toned bamboo (previously called ‘Caramel Bamboo’) unless requested.




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