The name Maru is found in both New Zealand Maori and Japanese languages, with references to the cycle of life.
Maru is made from 60 identical components that clip together to create an elliptical form. This is inspired by diatoms – continuing on from Navicula released in 2017 – which are at the base of the entire oceanic food chain. Through photosynthesis, they liberate enough oxygen for our every second breath.
The swirling panels of sustainably managed bamboo plywood are arrayed around its form, lit internally by low energy LED modules. The effect of shadow play on surrounding walls and ceiling is Maru’s hidden quality.
Maru is available in two sizes and in all stock colour options.