One of the leading lights in New Zealand furniture design.
Born in England, Trubridge qualified in naval architecture from Newcastle University. Designing furniture was a self taught extension of his skill and experience, aided by developments in digital design.
Trubridge and his family spent four years sailing and working around the Caribbean and through the Pacific. The experiences on this sojourn inspired new designs like the Canoe Chair.
After returning to New Zealand, Trubridge and his family moved to Havelock North where he set up a workshop. In 2001 he captured international attention when his contribution to the Milan Furniture Fair was selected for manufacture by Cappellini.
The shine of David Trubridge's star has grown even brighter in the last ten years. His work has been celebrated by a host of admirers. Everyone from museums like the V&A to style magazines and fashion mavens loves the raw elegance of Trubridge's work.