Xuxu Dumpling bar is a hidden gem, tucked away behind bamboo in the hustle and heart of Britomart. The iconic Cherry tree light is the first collaboration between James Russ and Cheshire Architects. It was the light that started the epic journey into organic material for James Russ.

Xuxu’s cherry tree light emphasised how unpredictable organic material is, but how with patience it can be manipulated into something truly beautiful and functional. The light brings an element of whimsy and intimacy to the dumpling bar.

Corner of Galway Street & Commerce Street, Britomart, Auckland.

Materials used: Cherry tree, copper, miniature LED