David Trubridge is on show at 2012 Wanted Design in New York presented by his American Distributor WakaNINE. This exhibtion marks the North American launch of Baskets of Knowledge which are based on a New Zealand Maori myth. On show will be the recently released mini Grow lights: Koura, Kina and Hinaki. Also on display will be a new range of outdoor Coral lights made from aluminium in America licensed by wakaNINE. Some sneak peeks will include LUUP table which is a new knock down furniture concept and jewelery by David inspired by his lights.
We will have a strong presence as usual at this years Milan Design fair, however we will not be presenting this show ourselves. It is the first year one of our distributors has been able to present the show for us and we are excited this can happen. This year the Milan show is called 'Living with Trubridge' and is presented by our Italian Distributor B.Morone.
An internal ‘break-out’ space for quiet contemplation, an external gazebo as a garden sanctuary, or a light-weight frame for an attractive shelter, Dream Space has a range of functions. But here in Milan we can enjoy this structure simply for its beautiful flow of lines and patterns, and for the way in which it focuses energy into its still calm centre. This is the first time that we have applied to architecture our process of building complex structures with minimal material use. The wood is only 5mm thick, and the entire set would fit inside a suitcase, yet it produces a remarkably strong and stable structure, once the pieces are curved and under tension. To reduce our environmental impact this dome was assembled entirely on site.
David Trubridge has been selected for Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt 2010 National Design Triennial. This Triennial is America’s most highly regarded design show exhibiting the world’s most forward-thinking designers and is a critically acclaimed and publicly lauded survey of the best in contemporary design.