image of the ancient symbol for bamboo
Virtue Aura logo
Image of Virtue Aura Pendant. View is from the left side, showing the stem supporting a series of bamboo rings.
Inspired by a 9th-century Tang Dynasty poem about the serendipitous beauty of light streaming through a bamboo grove, Virtue is a new lighting collection that combines traditional bamboo hand-working and hand-finishing techniques with contemporary machining and colouring processes.
View of Virtue Aura pendant showing stem and bamboo diffuser rings.
The collection seeks to reconnect a material today perceived as inexpensive and disposable with its Chinese historical virtues of honesty, modesty, and resilience.
sustainable, honourable, resiliant
Photo showing the interior of the Virtue Aura pendant.
Virtue Aura combines two species of sustainable grass, strengthened through traditional heat curing processes and assembled with no glues or adhesives. Each pendant comprises a split, dyed, and machined quarter-stem with LED inlay juxtaposed with a series of Moso and Madake rings to diffuse the illumination. The result is a beautifully resolved luminous object that casts unique light patterns upon the space it inhabits.
A photo of two hands touching the bamboo rings of the Virtue Aura lamp.
Detail shots of Virtue Aura showing the heat treatment process of bamboo, a detail of the rings, and the custom hardware.
Photo of the front view of two Virtue Aura pendants, one long and one short.

Specifications

Dimensions:
Long: L 1100mm x Dia 110mm (approx.)
Short: L 800mm x Dia 110mm (approx.)

Finishes and colorization:
Murasaki Violet stem, heat-treated bamboo rings

Materials:
Madake Bamboo, Moso Bamboo

Cable/Suspension:
2m, adjustable (longer on request)

Illumination:
LED strip, 1350Lm/m,
4000k Neutral White

Voltage:
240V

Additional Information

The Virtue Aura pendant lamp is handcrafted in conversation with its materials, with each lamp slightly unique respecting the properties of its natural components.

Subtle differences in colour, texture and size reveal the unique properties of the  materials and variations within the heat-treatment processes.

Each Virtue Aura pendant is made to order.

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Side-view of Virtue Aura pendant.