The Baskets of Light are built from Finnish birch plywood which is so thin that it lets the light through. This is a sustainably managed resource which is converted to ply with minimal waste. These three designs were introduced to replace the 2009 family of three large hanging lights called The Baskets of Knowledge, which were based on a Māori creation myth.
The leaf basket was our first design in the Basket’s of Light family. Leaf is reminiscent of the staggered leaves from a Lancewood, a tree native to New Zealand. The Crystal Basket has a more angular pattern reminiscent of ice formations or crystal rock forms. Lastly, the Wave Basket has a flowing shape element reminiscent or flowing water or sine waves.