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Design by Christopher Metcalfe.
The Punga lights are inspired by the native palm tree which grows prolifically in the New Zealand rainforest. The trunk, when stripped of its bristle-like bark, reveals a beautiful pattern that is a series of cellular like ovals which replicate imperfectly down the length of the trunk - almost like a natural paisley pattern.
The product utilizes laser cutting and the unique nature of the cutting process. The beam of the laser does not cut in a straight line but is actually a focused triangle. This "quirk" of laser cutting is leveraged in the product design via the creation of dovetail joints which are "perfect" due to the accuracy of the laser and, therefore, do not require adhesive to create a tight and robust fit.
Small- 6.5"D X 17.5"H.
Large- 6.5"D X 30"H.
Pendants are equipped with 6 feet of wire. Uses 1 X 100W max 120V E26 (medium base) incandescent lamp (not included).
The design and use of the laser cutter results in extremely low waste of the sustainably grown Australian Hoop Pine used to manufacture the Punga lights. Additionally, the product is a kitset and ships extremely efficiently as a flat pack. (Instructions are provided for assembly). The products are built with integrity and respect for the environment and the labor force used to make them.
Note: Photo depicts all three sizes, they are sold as single units.
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
Essenze is the strategic distribution partner of choice for New Zealands best designers. New Zealand founded and based, essenze is well respected by their designers and is responsible for the global marketing, distribution and sales of the products that represent the cream of New Zealand design.
The essenze founding partnership has complementary skills and a wealth of experience and business acumen. Clare Mora, one of the founders of essenze, has been a long time advocate for New Zealand design around the globe. She has brought to essenze very strong, long-term relationships with the supplying designers. The designers of essenze, by virtue of New Zealands geographic isolation, have developed a culture of innovation and resourcefulness, along with an implicit passion to always be the best.
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