David Trubridge - Design / Design Art New York Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    “NZ furniture designer hits the big time,” The Dominion, May 17, 2001, p. 7; Julia Richardson, “Easy Riders,” Australian Magazine, August 16, 2003, p. 42

  • Catalogue Essay

    British-born and New Zealand-based designer David Trubridge studied Naval Architecture at Newcastle University in Northern England and while working as a forester, became a self-taught furniture designer. “Body Raft” clearly expresses Trubridge’s boat-making background, which is reflected in its smooth lines and sturdy construction. “Body Raft” gently rocks back and forth like a boat on water, making it an unconventional take on a very traditional form – the rocking chair. His simple and natural materials and construction processes speak to his respect for the environment and his desire to leave a ‘delicate footprint’ on the world.


"Body Raft"

ca. 2000
Steam-bent American white ash, Australian hoop pine plywood, stainless steel screws.
29 x 99 x 34 in. (73.7 x 251.5 x 86.4 cm)
From a limited edition of 25-30 examples produced by David Trubridge Design, New Zealand.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $7,200

Design / Design Art

14 Dec 2006, 2pm
New York