is an internationally recognised designer. He has an unusual story; his initial studies in Naval Architecture lead him back into the workshop, deepening his skill as a craftsman. Setting sail across the world from the UK with his young family, he continued to develop his design vernacular throughout the Pacific before finally establishing roots in New Zealand.
David's work came to prominence in 2001 when his Body Raft was purchased by Cappellini for manufacture. The fluid and elegant lines of this piece responded to the designer's accumulated experience and love of the ocean. The Coral light followed in 2003, establishing a blueprint for kit-set products that minimised environmental footprint whilst also involving the consumer in the creation process.
The Coral light is now a design classic. David's work has been purchased by many of the leading galleries and museums around the world, including the V&A and the Pompidou Centre. The company continues to challenge material conventions to create innovative design solutions in a fusion of craftsmanship, technology and integrity.
Product group: Seating Tables Beds and bedroom furniture Lounge area / Waiting room Gastronomy Garden seating Garden lounge Free-standing lights Suspended lights
Designer: David Trubridge
David Trubridge LTD
Cicada Works, P O Box 15 Whakatu
Phone: +64 66 50 02 04