David Trubridge lighting products hang lightly in the air, as if floating in the watery oceans that inspired many of his designs. We offer an extensive collection of these museum-quality pieces in all sizes. The nature-derived designs blend seamlessly into the interiors of modern homes, suitable for every room, over a dining table, in a reading corner, or as the center objet d’art in a spacious great room. The David Trubridge ethic means every lamp is designed with a deep commitment to preserving the natural environment, from the choice of materials for products, to the design and materials used in packaging.
Each lamp takes its design from an aspect of nature, ranging from solar flares to Pacific Island palms. Environmental concerns mean packaging is reduced to the bare minimum needed to ship goods safely, and is always recyclable. Products are made from sustainable and non-toxic materials, with mostly bamboo as a primary material. Shipped as kitsets in carefully designed flatpacks, each item comes with step-by-step guidance for easy DIY assembly, while larger items are assembled at the distributor.
David Trubridge (born 1951 in Oxford, England) earned a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design) from England's Newcastle University in 1972. He taught himself to make furniture while working as a part-time forester and spent 10 years sailing around the world with his family before launching a formal career in design. Inspired by the sea, he began to dedicate himself to his craft and, in 1995, formed his studio, David Trubridge Ltd. The designer came to international prominence for his Body Raft design that was exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2001. Trubridge was named one of the top 15 designers in the world in 2008 by Express Magazine. In an interview with the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Trubridge said that he designs “to provide cultural nourishment, to tell stories, to reach people emotionally and spiritually.”