Published on: May 19, 2009
David Trubridge, industrial designer from New Zaeland displayed a light installation as part of Milan Design Week. The installation called The Three Baskets Of Knowledge is composed from three hammock like baskets, each made from different material, playing with light and creating an illusion of transparency of a solid form, a signature feature of David Trubridge’s designs.
Here is some info from David Trubridge about his installation:
The Three Baskets of Knowledge is a new lighting installation, on show for the first time at Superstudio Piu in Zona Tortona as part of Milan Design Week.
In the mythology of the New Zealand Maori, after the creation of the earth and life on it, the demigod Tane was sent up to the heavens to receive the knowledge that mankind needed to live on earth.Â The ascent was a great struggle against adversity, but once he was admitted into the heavens he was given the knowledge in three baskets or kete.Â Descriptions of the contents vary, depending on the telling, and are freely open to interpretation.Â You can gather your own knowledge.
Kete Aronui, knowledge of the earth and the natural world, which is for all (body).
Kete Tuauri, our rational knowledge, which we keep for ourselves (mind).
Kete Tuaatea, knowledge of the spiritual world, which we give out for others (spirit).
These three need to be in balance to live harmoniously on earth.Â Currently our rational knowledge is dominating our spirit and empathy for the earth.Â This installation suggests a redress to a balanced state.Â The three lights shine equally on the earth, overlapping at the centre in harmony.
We believe that if design today does not contribute towards a better way of living, it is both irrelevant and irresponsible.Â Our vision is to be able to promote ideas more than products.Â We do not create a new form to seduce you into buying something you do not need.Â We tell stories to nourish and to spread wisdom.Â This installation is created to feed your mind, your body and your spirit â€“ to give you something to think about, to connect you to nature, and to nourish you spiritually.
Posted by: LuÄŤka Slatner