David Trubridge is an internationally recognised designer. From his studio and manufacturing facility in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Trubridge has developed a world-wide reputation for his singular and beautiful range of furniture and lighting.
Born and educated in England, David Trubridge trained as a naval architect, before establishing himself as a furniture-maker. He arrived in New Zealand in the mid-1980s after spending five years sailing out from the UK with his young family. He quickly developed a reputation in New Zealand for the quality of his Pacific-inspired design.
His first major international breakthrough came at the 2001 Milan Furniture Fair when his now famous Body Raft was picked up for manufacture by Cappellini, the influential Italian furniture company. Since then he has gone on to produce and sell furniture and lighting throughout the world, and his work has been widely covered in international design publications. Recently his Icarus installation including designs Wing and Sola was purchased by the Pompidou Centre, Paris.