David Trubridge has had a long-standing passion for the environment, deepened by his time at sea.
In 2004 he was selected for the Antarctica Arts Fellowship program, which allowed him to spend several weeks in this remote and ecologically delicate location.
This excursion also provided inspiration for a number of his designs such as Snowflake and Kina.
Wherever possible, all timber is from sustainably managed plantations in New Zealand, or the United States. Wood is left natural where appropriate, with natural non-toxic oils being used in place of harmful solvents.
From a design point of view, the products use only the minimal amount of materials and are generated with a focus on longevity, rather than mimicking quick-moving trends.
I really enjoy the “do it yourself” aspect of these designs also the light cast by the shapes and materials used. This designer has not only considered the aesthetics of his designs but also the environmental impact of manufacturing these light fittings.
I have much respect for designers who are able to work with new and innovative designs whilst prioritizing environmental sustainability even they are often creating more work for themselves in the process.