Anyone looking at the lamps by David Trubridge doesn’t have to think about where the label comes from.
The design language of the designs and the materials used, remind of a holiday on a tropical island. New Zealand, the “green island”. The relative untouched nature, as well as the extremely varied and unique vegetation are the inspiration for the label David Trubridge and their beautifully harmonious lighting designs.
The company was founded in 1995 by David Trubridge. In 2001 he was also noticed in Europe, when the Italian label Capellini bought and marketed the design “Body Raft” from him. Since then, he has launched various projects and has been an insider tip in Germany for some time.
Designs by David Trubridge show that they are inspired by nature.
For example they reflect the forms and colors of New Zealand plants and microorganisms. Not surprisingly that even the names of the lamps have an unusual sound and reflect the inspiration to the designs. Maori terms for plant and animal species such as “Nikau“, “Kina” or “Koura” or are only a few examples. The label also has lamps with the name “Coral“, “Snowflake” or “Floral” in the program and everyone who looks at the lighting designs immediately knows what they mean.
A special interest and logical consequence for someone who reinterprets the natural forms and colors like no other is the sustainability of the products. The 24-strong team is dedicated to environmentally friendly resource management. The production, the packaging and the delivery are completely integrated in this process. Lamps from David Trubridge are shipped as kit sets which greatly improves the ecological footprint of the products. The company is also committed to sustainability in the material: fast-growing bamboo, cork or recycled PET bottles are processed in the designs. The design style which has been very modern for a number of years, has also resulted in designs with aluminum. For example the models “Baskets” or “Coral” are also available in aluminum version.
David Trubridge offers his designs in different sizes and color constellations.
This makes it possible to create entire light landscapes and create interesting shadow effects on floors and walls. For almost every color concept, a matching lamp can be found – not only for objects, but also for private homes. The lighting of the designs is offered with standard E27 lamps (so anyone can decide for themselves which bulbs they want to use).
The company Stylux from Mölln distributes the lamps in Germany and Europe, as well as in the Arab region and the territory of the former Soviet Union. The new concept presented at Light & Building is called “Under” and is inspired by the underwater world of New Zealand and its microorganisms. The “Navicula” and the “Manuka” lamps have been particularly interesting to us, which made the back walls of the fair stand seemingly alive.