Brand Spot Light
Carrington Lighting is proud to feature David Trubridge for this month's Brand Spot Light.
Inspired by the natural world
"I do not design to fulfill a practical function. I design to communicate, to tell a story, to relate what I find in the mountains and wilderness and what it is to be human. As an artist I develop forms and a vocabulary from what I see and feel around me."
Taking great strides with delicate footprint
Passion for the environment.
In 2004 David Trubridge was selected for the Antarctica Arts Fellowship program, which allowed him to spend several weeks in this remote and ecologically delicate location. It was an experience that inspired Trubridge to heighten his pursuit of environmental sensitivity, both as an individual, and as the driving force behind a company that continues to expand. This ethos is demonstrated in the company's dedication to sourcing sustainable materials. 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. Environmental responsibility also extends to the day-to-day operations within the Trubridge headquarters. This includes recycling all factory and studio waste, using 100% hydro electricity, and taking full responsibility for the entire process from design conception to shipping and freighting of the final product.
Works around the World
A regular presence in the US and European design markets, Trubridge has also developed a number of large scale commissions for corporate clients. These include a series of lights for Topshop's flagship store in Oxford Street for the launch of the Kate Moss collection; for Stella McCartney in Printemps (Paris); benches for Suncorp HQ (Brisbane) and the AMP foyer (Auckland); customised lights for Oroton (in all Australian stores); and sculptural light installations for Bombay Sapphire's pop up shop in Auckland. A collaborative project with Urban Arts Projects resulted in an lighting installation for the Westfield Fox Hills Shopping Centre in California. In addition, Trubridge has work in TheMinneapolis Museum (Glide), Auckland Museum (Pacific Chair) and in the Powerhouse, Sydney (Sling). Most recently, the Pompidou Centre in Paris has purchased Trubridge's Icarus installation (twoWing and one Sola light) for its permanent collection.
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