Designer David Trubridge Launches New Lamps

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New Zealander David Trubridge is known for his commitment to sustainable design. As a trained naval architect and self-taught woodworker, Trubridge spent the early 1980s sailing the Caribbean with his family on a 45-foot cutter yacht. The four years he spent exploring the islands also gave him the opportunity to design and build furniture based on the limited local supply of materials.

A more recent trip to the Antartica helped crystalize his devotion to environmentally conscious design. As part of that commitment, Trubridge created the “SEED SYSTEM” to reduce freight volume by shipping products flat-packed and ready-to-assemble.

Trubridge is introducing a smaller version of his popular Coral light. The lamp is inspired by the geometric polyhedrons of sea corals. The mini Corals fit into small spaces and can also be clustered. Additionally, as part of the SEED System, Trubridge is also launching his GROW series of lighting that includes lamps inspired by the shape of sea urchins, shrimp, and flax.

Trubridge is introducing his new work at WantedDesign in New York from May 13-16 and at DoD in LA in June. His pieces are also available for sale at Design Within Reach, Y Lighting and select showrooms.

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