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David Trubridge b. 1952

David Trubridge b. 1952

"I am not interested in trends or fashion."

Eco consciousness may be a welcome trend, but for David Trubridge, it's the very heart of a worldview in which consumerism and environmentalism are inextricably linked. The British-born, New Zealand-based designer studied naval architecture (boat design), and subsequently found peripatetic employment—he worked as a forest ranger for a time—that brought him in direct communion with the land.

As a designer, Trubridge takes much of his creative inspiration from the natural world—be it the leaf of a palm tree, or shell of a sea urchin—overseeing a range of objects and modern lighting creations crafted from earthly materials, but imbued with otherworldly beauty. 

Trubridge's intimate relationship with land and sea—he spent five years sailing the corners of the Caribbean and the Pacific, and has ventured to Anarctica—has profoundly informed his design philosophy, guiding his output of well crafted, lasting products defined by their considerable visual power and modest environmental footprint. Local, sustainably sourced materials, production methods that minimize waste, and lighting designs—including his famous Coral Pendant Lamp series—shipped as flatpack 'kitsets' to be easily assembled onsite, comprise Trubridge's recipe for responsible designing. The designer himself iterates, "I would like to find a way to bring cultural nourishment into people's lives without using up precious resources and energy." 

Beau Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Beau Pendant Light from $505.00
Belle Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Belle Pendant Light from $505.00
Cloud Suspension Lamp by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Cloud Suspension Lamp from $14,315.00

Coral Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Coral Pendant from $410.00
Drum Dunes Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Drum Dunes Pendant $475.00
Drum Hills Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Drum Hills Pendant $475.00

Drum Pebbles Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Drum Pebbles Pendant $475.00
EBB Bounce Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge EBB Bounce Pendant Light from $925.00
EBB Drop Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge EBB Drop Pendant Light from $945.00

EBB Rise Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge EBB Rise Pendant Light from $1,145.00
EBB Roll Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge EBB Roll Pendant Light from $960.00
Flax Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Flax Pendant from $1,170.00

Floral Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Floral Pendant from $410.00
Hinaki Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Hinaki Pendant from $465.00
Kina Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Kina Pendant from $610.00

Koura Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Koura Pendant from $600.00
Manuka Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Manuka Pendant $4,390.00
Navicula Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Navicula Pendant from $6,240.00

Nikau Full Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Nikau Full Pendant from $1,145.00
Pequod Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Pequod Pendant Light from $550.00
Pola Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Pola Pendant from $2,720.00

Snowflake Pendant Light by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Snowflake Pendant Light from $1,725.00
Sola Pendant by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Sola Pendant from $2,250.00
ULU Full Pendant Lamp by David Trubridge
David Trubridge ULU Full Pendant Lamp $725.00

ULU Half Pendant Lamp by David Trubridge
David Trubridge ULU Half Pendant Lamp $550.00
Wing Suspension Lamp by David Trubridge
David Trubridge Wing Suspension Lamp $20,160.00