David Trubridge Ltd.

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  • Groome Place, Whakatu
  • 4161 Hastings
  • New Zealand

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David Trubridge Ltd is a New Zealand design company, based in the small Hawkes Bay village of Whakatu. From there we export all over the world, working out of one building which includes a showroom, factory and design studio. The company is driven by a strong environmental responsibility which informs all aspects of design and production. We also try to create a caring and enjoyable workplace for our employees.

Such motivations come before profit. David's work came to prominence in 2001 when the Italian design house Cappellini bought the rights for Body Raft. The Coral light followed in 2004 for DTL, establishing a blueprint for kit-set products that minimised environmental footprint. The company is proud to hold Life Cycle Assessments (LCA’s) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). David's designs have featured in countless international publications including the most influential, as an instigator of the trend of 'raw sophistication' and as an exemplar of environmentally responsible design. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection.

The company also has a dedicated design facility; DT Studio, which works internationally on commission work, public art and licensed designs for other companies. These projects have taken place all over the world and for varied clients, both large corporations and small businesses.

They can be as small as some custom designed and manufactured jewellery pieces or as large as full scale public artworks many metres in size. The DT Studio loves a challenge and is highly experienced in all facets of design, budget and project time frames.

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Coral Light

Coral Pendant is based on one of the geometric polyhedra that have interested David since he was a...

David Trubridge Ltd. Groome Place, Whakatu 4161 Hastings New Zealand +64 6/6500204 office@davidtrubridge.com

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Navicula

Navicula is derived from nature, in this case from one of the many microscopic diatoms that float...

David Trubridge Ltd. Groome Place, Whakatu 4161 Hastings New Zealand +64 6/6500204 office@davidtrubridge.com

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Pola

Pola sits alongside our Sola pendant and both offer a distinct aesthetic based on the forces of...

David Trubridge Ltd. Groome Place, Whakatu 4161 Hastings New Zealand +64 6/6500204 office@davidtrubridge.com

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Mānuka

The inspiration for Mānuka came from the native New Zealand Mānuka flower and diatom structures. It...

David Trubridge Ltd. Groome Place, Whakatu 4161 Hastings New Zealand +64 6/6500204 office@davidtrubridge.com

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Formosa

Formosa is derived from the structure of a microscopic diatom, which is a small organism that lives...

David Trubridge Ltd. Groome Place, Whakatu 4161 Hastings New Zealand +64 6/6500204 office@davidtrubridge.com

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Light+Building 2016

13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 Hall: 1.1 Stand: B 20