Design Studio

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Whakatu, Hawkes bay

David Trubridge is one of New Zealand’s most internationally recognisable designers. He is known for his kit set lighting and environmental activism. David Trubridge, the company, has evolved over the last 15 years. From David’s original studio-based practice, they now make everything in their New Zealand factory.

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From nature a thread of artistry if woven into a body of work from David Trubridge


From eyes and pencils ideas birth from synapses into real life


Artistry dances with the laws of physics to settle to the possible

Our Team

We work internationally on commission work, public art and licensed designs. Our business is comprised of two distinct yet congruous areas: production which manufactures the stock lights & furniture, and the design studio.

Driven by a strong environmentally conscious philosophy we work developing ideas and artistic design pieces for an international client base.

David PORR

David Trubridge

Design Director
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Josh POR min

Josh Lynch

General Manager
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Ben POR min

Ben Pearce

Head of Marketing
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Mat Stott

Operations Manager
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Marion POR min

Marion Courtille

Lead Designer
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Rach POR min

Rachel McCormack

Dispatch Manager
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Zak POR min

Zak Shrubsall

Digital Marketing
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Paige POR min

Paige Lockwood

Light Technician
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Olivia POR min

Olivia Karaitiana

Packaging Assistant
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Marie POR min

Marie Drinkwater

Light Technician
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Ally POR min

Ally Bryant

Office Manager
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Andrew POR min

Andrew Robertson

Workshop Supervisor
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Adam POR min

Adam Birchfield

Health and Safety, CNC
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Brad POR min


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Sally POR min


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Awards & Recognition


Best Awards (Baskets of Light, Bronze)

Order of Merit ONZM (Queens Honours, David)

Best Awards (Steens Honey 27+, Gold)


Best Awards (Maru, Gold)

Darc Awards (Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights)


Best Awards (Kina Ottoman, Silver)


Hawke's Bay Export Awards (Most sustainable company)

Hawke's Bay Export Awards (Supreme Exporter)

Best Awards (Navicula, Gold)


Best Awards (Belle and Beau, Bronze)

Design Luminary Australia (David Trubridge)


Dwell on Design Awards (Lighting Category Winner)


Best Awards (Dream Space Dome, Bronze)


Best Awards (Wing, Silver)

Good Design Awards


John Britten Award (David Trubridge)

Best Awards (Bronze)

Red Dot Award (Snowflake & Nīkau)

Design for Asia Award (Kina)

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Due to worldwide material and freight supply chain issues, longer lead times may apply for some items. If you need your light urgently, please email us directly for stock availability before you order.

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