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. Davids 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 / Sothebys Awards (London), the UN / Natural World Warming awards and New Zealands greatest prize for innovative design, the John Britten Award.