"Flax, or harakeke, is a New Zealand indigenous plant and it has been grown for its valuable fibre. There is a Maori proverb about preserving important resources: - If you cut the central stalk of the flax bush, where will the bellbird feed? - They would only take some of the outer leaves to ensure an ongoing supply. 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; 1500 available in hoop pine only
-1500 size recommended for professional assembly only
- 11 stock colours or custom colours available on request
*If ordering black one side please specify in notes whether you will display with black on inside or outside.
- Estimated time of kitset construction is 60 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.