David Trubridge is internationally renowned as a modern day manufacturer of lighting and furniture. Based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, a destination celebrated for its lifestyle, arts and wine-making, David Trubridge Design brings to life contemporary designs that have a strong connection to nature and the sophisticated flavor of the South Pacific.
The company is very environmentally conscious and has achieved Enviro-Mark Bronze Status. All materials in David Trubridge Design products are harvested from sustainably managed plantations, taking none from the rainforests. Their oil finishes are organic, non-toxic, and contain no harmful solvents, leaving the wood as natural as possible. All plastics used are recyclable, many designs are packed flat in a kitset for easy and low energy shipping, and all waste from the factory is sorted out and sent to separate recycling facilities.
David Trubridge Designs are modern day classics with the sensible style and quality materials that are intended to last many years, withstanding fleeting trends and aging over time.
David Trubridge is a true visionary. His self named brand, David Trubridge Designs, features sculptural, and often wood based, lighting solutions that are a mix of old world skills and craftsmanship with some high-tech enginuity and sustainable practices. David's lamps combine repeat patterned CNC cut plywood with a hint of Escher to produce a geometrically pleasing form, both pure in design and practical in purpose. Early training in Naval Architecture prepared David well for computer 3D designing, enabling the company to integrate CNC technology and moving fluidly between design and production.
In addition to lighting design, David Trubridge is an achieved, self-taught designer of furniture. In 1972 he first graduated from Newcastle University in Northern England in 1972 with a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design), and has received many awards over the year for his contributions to design, including the Good Design Awards (NZ), the Best Awards (NZ), Home NZ Design Awards, the Silver Leaf Awards (Japan), Designboom / Sotheby's Awards (London), the UN / Natural World Warming awards and New Zealand's greatest prize for innovative design, the John Britten Award.View other products by David Trubridge