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The Wool Challenge: David Trubridge's Wool Lantern

The Wool Challenge

The Wool Challenge: David Trubridge's Wool Lantern

At Idealog, we regularly celebrate our design community's brilliance. Admittedly, we also get a twisted sort of pleasure out of making our annual design challenge harder and harder each year – but that’s because we want to ensure the community continues to think outside the box. Thanks to our friends at Icebreaker, we sent out a box of very raw wool fibre to some talented humans in a range of design disciplines and tasked them with recreating an everyday object using wool. Here’s what furniture designer David Trubridge up with – a lantern made of wool and hemp.

Most Innovative Companies

The winner of Idealog's Most Innovative Companies in Design/Engineering is design company David Trubridge. This is because to describe David Trubridge as an environmentally conscious outfit might be to understating things, ever so slightly. In fact, you’d likely be hard pressed to find a company that strives to be as sustainable as the internationally successful Hastings-based design company.

A day in the life, brought to you by Hummingbird

David Trubridge is a New Zealand furniture designer. Here's how he gets through the day, how he organises his time and how he gets his creativity flowing.

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.