David Trubridge Design

David Trubridge Design

Based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, David Trubridge Design Ltd is an internationally renowned design studio. The designs are inspired by the patterns observed in nature and traditional island cultures and the primary material is FSC certified bamboo. wakaNINE, based in Austin, Texas, is the exclusive North American distributor for David's work.
Trubridge’s designs balance mathematics, nature, and wonder in perfect proportions. His language rings clear across his lighting, furniture, and jewelry collections.

NAVICULA

Inspired by microscopic diatoms, thin curved pieces of CNC-cut bamboo plywood create a flowing structure, casting magical patterns via LED pinpoint lights.

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MANUKA

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

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SNOWFLAKE

Creates a repeating geometric hexagonal pattern based on a snowflake. The light was designed following a trip David made to Antarctica as a visiting artist.

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POLA

Pola is based on snowflake patterns and Sola sunlike solar flares. Pola is constructed from 92 snowflake shapes cut from bamboo plywood.

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HUSH

Hush is scientifically proven to significantly reduce reverberated noise, creating an ideal and productive environment.

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CLOUD

A seemingly weightless cloudlike feature pendant made from a spiral twisting skin. Inspired by the clouds that David saw sitting over small islands all over the Pacific Ocean, which were used by Polynesian navigators to find islands from afar.

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Based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, David Trubridge Design Ltd is an internationally renowned design studio. The designs are inspired by the patterns observed in nature and traditional island cultures and the primary material is FSC certified bamboo.

wakaNINE, based in Austin, Texas, is the exclusive North American distributor for David’s work.