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- Artist Bio
"Ulu is the Tahitian name for the Breadfruit tree. The design of these shapes is based on the lovely bold leaves of this tree. It has a delicious large round fruit which we ate as much as we could when we lived there. Our kitsets significantly reduce freighting, which is one of our ways of doing what we can to help preserve our beautiful sea and land environments." - David Trubridge
- Seed System kitset lightshade
- 2 sizes 650mm & 400mm high (both 385 dia)
- *Custom colours and staining available on request*
- Estimated time of construction is 90 minutes
Please allow 1-2 days for dispatch
David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in England in 1972 with a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design). Working as a forester part-time in rural Northumberland for a short period, he taught himself to make furniture. His carefully crafted designs were shown all over the UK.
In 1981, Trubridge and his wife Linda set off to sail around the world with their two small sons. They sold all they had and bought ‘Hornpipe’, the yacht that was their home for the next ten years as they navigated their way throughout the Caribbean and the Pacific.
The family arrived in New Zealand in 1985. Deeply inspired by his impressions of the Pacific, Trubridge began to develop furniture which held close connotations with the sea.
Fortunes changed dramatically for Trubridge with his re-launch of Body Raft which was taken to the Milan Furniture Fair in 2001 and brought into production by Cappellini. This signaled the transformation of the business from a small-scale model to one that has a considerable presence on the international lighting and furniture market.