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COLLECTION

James' vision for lighting goes beyond functionality. As well as creating stunning lighting effects, he views his pieces as art. His eye for design is evident in every piece he creates. The collection Art as Light stocks reflects James’ unique fusion of natural and industrial materials.

The collections are available to view by appointment only in our Sydney based gallery.

These lights, handcrafted in the James Russ Auckland studio, are a shining example of a larger portfolio. Available for commercial or residential interiors, as well as commissioned projects - Enquire here


*NEW* Atomic Sphere

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Material: Alloy powder coated to a range of colours
Light source: High CRI LED strip / RGB colour changing strip
Sizes: 1200mm / 1000mm / 800mm / 600mm

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An abstract representation of movement, light emanates from the
sculptural framework rather than a single bulb.
The Atomic is as much an art piece as it is a highly functional
light source.

INFINITY PENDANT

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Material: Oak Veneer / Macrocarpa Veneer / Carbon Fibre
Light source: LED bulbs x3
Dimensions: 1200mm & 1800mm / 260mm & 280mm H

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Since 2002 the Infinity light has been the warm heart of many homes.
Often tasked to provide warmth and intimacy over a kitchen island or
dining table, it’s paper-thin composite construction radiates comfort
and promotes rest. 

HARAKEKE PODS

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Material: Oak Veneer
Light Source: High CRI LED strip
Dimensions: 1800mm H / 180mm W / 180mm L

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The Harakeke pods are a literal representation of the New Zealand
flax (Harakeke) seed pods that are slender and elegant each summer.
Lovingly made with paperthin timber veneer, repurposed aluminium and
brass castings these are a large sculpture suitable for tall spaces. 

YOLK PENDANT 

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Yolk Pendant

Materials: Macrocarpa / Oak / Carbon Fibre veneer
Size: Multiple Sizes available
Light Source: x3 LED Bulb harness

Inspired by 1930’s art deco lighting, the Yolk is a tribute to the traditional
and provides task light in all sizes using modern day high tech materials.
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BLADE PENDANT

Materials: NZ Ti Kouka leaf (Cabbage tree leaf) Stainless frame
Size: 1200mm - can be customised to specific size
Light source: x3 LED bulbs
 

The blade light is a representation of movement, a dynamic angular form that draws inspiration from sailing vessels cutting their way through the ocean.

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FLOW PENDANT 

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Materials: Macrocarpa  / Oak / Carbon Fibre veneer
Size: 
Light Source: x1 LED Bulb

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The Flow light was born out of a need to reduce and reuse the studio offcuts.
It is a goal to use every last piece of framework and timber created in the studio.
During this process the unique aesthetic form that is the Flow was created.

*NEW* STALACTITES

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Materials: Cast Glass, Alloy, braided flex
Size: 250mm H
Light Source: x1 CRE LED chip
Colour: We are able to do an array of colours from deep blues to vibrant yellows, any colour available
Less than 1kg in weight per Stalactite

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Inspired by a journey through the Buchan cave system in East Gippsland,
Victoria, where stunning Calcite formations have been developing
for millions of years.
The first cast glass design in the range, these Stalactites have been hand carved and are unique everytime.
Available as a single pendant or build your own chandelier.

RA 2 TABLE 

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Materials: Macrocarpa / Oak / Ti Kouka / Carbon Fibre veneer, Aluminium Castings
Size: 280mm H / 155mm W
Light Source: x1 LED bulb with click switch

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Lovingly handcrafted from paper thin timber veneers, the Ra series lights are designed to provide a warm comforting glow to any space. Hints of Art deco blend with high-tech to provide a lovely balance of functional task lighting and an ambient enriched glow. 
A cute little table lamp giving a vibrant burst of warmth and colour to any space.

RA 2 EX STANDARD LAMP 

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Materials: Oak / Macrocarpa / Custom - Stainless stand
Size: H 1800mm
Light source: x2 LED bulbs

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Lovingly handcrafted from paper thin timber veneers, the Ra series lights are
designed to provide a warm comforting glow to any space.
Hints of Art deco blend with high-tech to provide a lovely balance of functional
task lighting and an ambient enriched glow.

RA 1 WALL LIGHT

 
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Materials: Ti Kouka Leaf / Macrocarpa / Oak / Kevlar / Carbon Fibre veneer, Aluminium castings
Size: 280mm H / 155mm W
Light Source: x1 LED Bulb
Available as a Double bulb option with a larger shade

The Ra1 wall light captures moments in time.
A gentle ambient glow that permeates through various encapsulated
mediums such as timber, carbon Fibre, Ti Kouka leaf and native flower petals.
Each one lovingly handcrafted to be completely unique.
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NATIVE LIGHT BOX

 
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Materials: Stained Pine box, Ti Kouka panel
Size: 340mm H / 110mm W & L
Light Source: Warm White LED strip with dimmer

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