Mr David Trubridge is an award-winning designer of furniture, lighting and sculpture. Originally from the United Kingdom, he earned a reputation as a furniture maker before settling in New Zealand. He was a Board member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand. He initiated the establishment of the Hawke’s Bay Design Trust and set up the Cicada Studios Design Incubator in Hastings to foster emerging designers. He has been on the advisory panel of Auckland University of Technology and had advisory roles for the Eastern Institute of Technology’s design course. David Trubridge Ltd. sponsors the Maraetōtara Tree Trust, formed to re-establish trees on 43 kilometres of river bank in Hawke’s Bay. In 2018, Mr Trubridge created and donated a sculptural work to raise money for the Cranford Hospice.
Mr David Trubridge, of Havelock North, ONZM for services to design