Design Within Reach (DWR) – Koura Pendant – on sale $987.50; regular $1975 (above) Photo by Coco of Cococozy.
At 50% off, the Koura Pendant is an absolute design steal. This large 39″ high (over 3 feet high) basket-like wood pendant light is by naval architect and designer David Trubridge (2004) and it was inspired by the curled shape of a Maori freshwater crayfish (called koura). The Koura Pendant is made of Australian sustainable-plantation-grown hoop pine untreated plywood also echoes the lines and shapes of eel traps called hinaki; dual-core electrical flex PVC cord; white painted metal ceiling plate; and, stainless steel rivets. I took this photo at the DWR store on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles…where the huge pendant hangs in the center of the showroom floor.
If I had a grand and modern space, I might buy one to use as a stunning showpiece chandelier. One more thing…as an FYI…it is recommended that you hang close to a wall or closer to the floor to take advantage of the interesting patterns the pendant makes when lit up.