Sculptural luminarires, inspired from nature by David Trubridge.
These fixtures are inspired by Maori baskets and are designed to tell a story based on Maori creation myth.
The luminaries are sold in pieces and the buyer has to assemble them.
The "hush light" is made of a felt type material and is predominately sold to hospitals and schools. US Spotify offices have hush light with speakers creating the perfect audio experience.
Trubridge is also into furniture design.
This lamp shade is designed to reveal a hidden pattern when turned on. By day it is a smooth cylinder drum.
A lamp shade adapter has been developed and is being unveiled mid-May 2018.
South African bead and shell art.
Birdwoods has the largest collection of Zimbabwean Stone Sculptures known as Shona Stone Sculptures. The stones used are hand mined from the hills of the Great Dyke, a volcanic ridge that runs 310 miles through Zimbabwe.
Opal stone is very hard, finely textured with a translucent surface sometimes specked with red, orange and bluish dots and patches. Each piece is carved and polished by hand by sculptors from four different Zimbabwe stone carving communities.
Sheep of all varieties in New Zealand!.
Just what everyone wants for their pond... a lifesized hippo.
What great tree art.
Opal stone is very hard, finely textured with a translucent surface sometimes specked with red, orange and bluish dots and patches. The milky light colored greens are the most famous but other colors are used.
Really loved this sculpture but the shipping would have been prohibitive.
The gallery is full of art from Zimbabwe.
Birdwoods Gallery and Cafe is inside St. Peter's Church Hall founded 1894 and relocated 2005.
The headland, Cape Kidnappers, is named after an attempt by local Maori to abduct the Tahitian cabin boy, Tiata, during a landfall here October 15, 1769.
The flowers in this pot are changed seasonally. The current arrangement is left from last week's Art Deco Festival.
The banners are from the Art Deco Festival. The statue is of Sheila Williams walking her pet dog Raven. Miss Williams led the New Napier Week Carnival in January 1933 to celebrate Napier's recovery from the 1931 devastating earthquake.
1933s motif seen throughout Napier especially when a ship is in port.
Traditional 1930s building with one door for the entrance and the other for the exit.