Exterior contemporary lighting in New Zealand
Leading designer and maker of contemporary lighting, David Trubridge, has made use of Tricoya in an innovative outdoor lighting installation in Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island.
The Nightlights project is the country’s first design-led tourism experience and consists of 30 2.5m tall beautifully designed lantern-style lights. The lights have been masterfully installed above Rotorua’s Redwood Treewalk, a suspended walkway which weaves through the impressive trees of Rotorua’s Redwood Forest.
David Trubridge’s design, which takes inspiration from the native birds of New Zealand, required a material that delivered an impactful presence, yet was also durable enough to withstand changing outdoor weather conditions and resist any fungal decay.
Tricoya was perfectly suited to this application given its durability, excellent machinability properties and its 50 year guarantee when used in external environments. A permanent project, the lighting is expected to be installed for up to twenty years and should contribute to boosting eco-tourism to the Rotorua area.