David Trubridge

Most Creative People

Furniture designer David Trubridge was one of the People's Choice winners for the design category in Idealog and Accenture's Most Creative People. A well established creative force renowned for stunning lighting, David Trubridge has brought a distinctive sense of New Zealandness into his work – and sent New Zealand design all around the world, with his work frequently appearing on the international stage. Here, he discusses creativity, finding inspiration and integrity.

Design Month, brought to you by DNA

Fashion and technology advances have created a consumer that's obsessed with the latest new and shiny goods to hit the shelves, but acclaimed New Zealand designer David Trubridge says there's no need apply this to design disciplines like furniture and lighting. Here, he argues why designers need to remember quality is better than novelty.

No returns

The fallout from Brexit isn’t all bad – for overseas consumers, anyway. The weak pound has prompted a rush on ecommerce sites and world-renowned furniture designer David Trubridge has taken it a step further and bought an electric BMW i3 at a sharp price. He took the opportunity to chat with Jenny Keown about how Kiwi businesses should be investing in sustainability.

World of WearableArt

David Trubridge merges inspiration from bird life with Kiwis' cherished memories to create this design showpiece.