David Trubridge


David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in Northern England in 1972 with a degree in Naval Architecture (boat design). In 1981 the family sold everything they had, bought the yacht ‘Hornpipe’ and set out on an open ended adventure around the world.

They arrived in New Zealand in late 1985 and David started to make furniture influenced by their Pacific travels. In 1999 David made the first Body Raft 98 designs, which were exhibited with blue-prints of yacht designs. The second version of the Body Raft was shown at Salone Satellite in the 2001 Milan Furniture Fair, where it was picked up for manufacture by Cappellini. His role has developed from that of a local designer/maker to an internationally known designer running his own design and manufacturing business with sales all over the world.


Lighting

Coral Natural
Coral Black Stain
Coral Bright Spark
Coral Citrus
Coral Flamingo
Coral Niagara
Coral Westside
Coral Wham
Floral Natural
Ulu Natural
Ulu Half
Snowflake
Flax Wall Mounted
Nikau
Swish
Swirl
Floor Reed
Full Reed
Half Reed
Taniko Slim
Taniko Wide
Cloud
Bounce
Rise
Roll
Swell
Flax
Hinaki
Koura
Sola
Grow Kina

Furniture

Sling
Sling New
Liferaft
Nananu
Ruth Rocker Two
Ruth and Flip