David Trubridge


  • Pequod
  • Pequod
  • Pequod

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  • Artist Bio
  • Pequod takes its name from the whaling ship in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick. Its rippling shapes are reminiscent of waves. The newest release from Trubridge is a kitset light shade, which means you don't have to call in an electrician: it slips straight over your bulb holder, just like any standard shade. Best of all, it's our easiest light to construct.


    - Seed System Kitset shade (electrics not supplied)

    - Two sizes only - Small - 270mm dia x 380 h - Large - 350mm dia x 380 h

    Bamboo and polycarbonate

    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.

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