David Trubridge is best known for lacy snowflake-inspired lamps, which are shipped as flat kits to be built by the user. They expand into voluminous globes, which are held together using small plastic rivets—and require no special tools to pop together. “We want people to make it themselves,” said Trubridge, because the effort gives the lamp an emotional investment and is more likely to make people care about the product long-term. Trubridge said the bamboo is sourced from the food industry in China, from plantations where the trees are grown for their edible shoots.
The bell-shaped light shown here is among his newest designs.