Rakau - Hand Turned NZ Native Pendant

These products are custom ordered for you - please refer to the time frames indicated under the shipping/returns tab below for availability.

The Rākau Pendant is the outcome of an exciting collaboration between Marty @ Thornton Studio & Mr Ralph.

These glorious recycled NZ native Rimu Pendants are hand turned in sunny Cambridge, NZ. Because they are recycled and from natural hard wood, the finish/colour of them can vary, depending on whether the wood is from the heart of the tree or not. They also feature the occasional mark or indent where old nails may have been used during its history. We think this all adds to them being completely custom and special.

The timber used to make these beautiful pieces comes from locally sourced demolition timber. These have been bearers from the sub-floor framing of Classic Waikato homes. Each piece of timber has its own characteristics, and the subtle colour changes and grain provides its own unique beauty. Though all attempts have been made to make each pendant dimensionally accurate, their handmade nature means they are not all exact as you would get from a machine created product. They are finished with Danish Oil for a matte finish.

About Marty: Marty is such a craftsperson; he loves working with wood and we are very privileged to be collaborating with him. Marty makes these stunning pendants at home on his trusty Lathe, usually with his beautiful GSP baby, Apollo, sitting underneath and getting wood clippings on his head! These designs are just the beginning of what we hope to achieve together. 

Watch this space for exquisite table lamps and other yummy things.

If you want to cluster them like the image in the photo, you can use the 300mm plate with either three (like in the image) or five outlets.


Lamp Holder Size
Cord Colour
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NZ Native hard wood Rimu lamp holder:
- 2 different designs
- 4 sizes

Design 1 (image 1)
- 200mm, 300mm, 400mm or 550mm high

Design 2 (image 2)
- 215mm, 300mm, 415mm, 540mm high

Textile Cord:
- Black or white textile cord
- 2.5m and may be shortened

Ceiling Rose:
- Black or white ceiling rose
- 20mm high
- 100mm wide

E27 Screw-in lamp holder - 60 watt max

Your pendant is supplied in parts to you and your own electrician must attach ceiling rose before installation.