Tui by David Trubridge


Released in September 2021, the Tūī by David Trubridge is the latest addition to his range of iconic light shades. Half rings of bamboo are woven into a basket form that would sit perfectly over a dining table, kitchen counter or equally hanging in a stairwell or entrance void, and cast spectacular shadows.

Tūī are the real characters of Aotearoa’s native bush. They hurtle through the bush with drumming wing-beats, miraculously avoiding branches whilst maintaining their cool charm. Their song is like no other: a series of clicks, gurgles and resonant, bell-like notes…some off our hearing scale! They have two dangling white wattles on their throats and around their shoulders is a necklace of interwoven rings which is the inspiration of the Tūī light.

Part of the David Trubridge range of kit set light shades made from sustainably grown bamboo plywood.

The kit set includes all parts for the shade, plus a suspension cord and E27 / Edison screw lamp socket. (Ceiling rose & lamp sold separately)

Finishes available:

  • Bamboo
  • 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.

Maximum 60w E27 Lamp – LED recommended


The Tui light is available in three sizes to fit in perfectly into any setting;

  • Small: 500mm high x 400mm diametre  (weight 520g)
  • Medium: 680mm high x 540mm diametre  (weight 700g)
  • Large: 950mm x 760mm diametre  (weight 2.4kg)



Lead time on David Trubridge products is typically 2-3 days. Sold in kit set form.

NOTE: As bamboo is a natural material this light is suitable for dry interior spaces only.


Check out the David Trubridge lighting display in our Auckland showroom! Assembly service available.







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