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- Artist Bio
Some of the best creative work results from a gradual progression of ideas. David's Manuka Light is an example of this. Inspired by his time tramping in the New Zealand bush, David developed a screen for his bach in Mahanga based on leaf shapes. Amy Lynch, one of his designers, took the idea further and rearranged the shapes to create the delicate, five-pointed Manuka blossoms. The light itself was a natural progression of this screen. Manuka is a small tree indigenous to New Zealand with a tiny white flower.
- Flat Pack Light
- Two sizes: 800mm & 1100mm
- 800mm light E27 bulb holder.
- 1100mm light internal LED lighting.
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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.