New Zealand designer David Trubridge has been on the international design scene for over 20 years. His work was first discovered in Milan in 2001 by Guilio Cappellini, who produced the Body-Raft, a computer-modelled wooden lounge chair.
All of Trubridge's designs are inspired by his love of nature and his curiosity about its forms and structures. This passion is supported by a solid technical knowledge of woodworking and a mastery of 3D modeling technologies that accompany his training as a naval architect, technologies that have allowed him to deepen his research into the forms and structures of plants.
To date, he has focused primarily on self-publishing a large collection of iconic wooden lighting fixtures made in his own workshop in a small coastal town in New Zealand, where he is considered the greatest living designer.