My light sculptures are a way to express my wonderment of the natural world.



James’ technical abilities were developed through studies in industrial design and years of work as a prototype developer. With commissioned work distributed across the globe, he has worked alongside some of the world’s leading architecture firms. James’ light sculptures reflect his passion for the natural world. 


The James Russ team create lighting designed to last a lifetime. James’ team works to build beautiful and functional lights that fulfil more than a short-term want. Lights are always made from the highest quality materials and are made with care in the James Russ Auckland studio.



My lighting designs are inspired by my deep immersion in New Zealand’s natural environment.



“Thank you so much to you and your team for all your efforts. The pieces you have created will be a stand out feature of the venue. Thank you for all your extra hours, late nights, trouble shooting creative genius you and your team have put in. We look forward to you and your team coming to visit your creations for many years to come.”

— Carrie Mendell, General Manager, Tantalus Estate