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David Trubridge Ltd is a New Zealand design company, based in the small Hawkes Bay village of Whakatu. From there we export all over the world, working out of one building which includes a showroom, factory and design studio. The company is driven by a strong environmental responsibility which informs all aspects of design and production. We also try to create a caring and enjoyable workplace for our employees. Such motivations come before profit. David's work came to prominence in 2001 when the Italian design house Cappellini bought the rights for Body Raft. The Coral light followed in 2004 for DTL, establishing a blueprint for kit-set products that minimised environmental footprint. The company is proud to hold Life Cycle Assessments (LCA’s) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). David's designs have featured in countless international publications including the most influential, as an instigator of the trend of 'raw sophistication' and as an exemplar of environmentally responsible design. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection. The company also has a dedicated design facility; DT Studio, which works internationally on commission work, public art and licensed designs for other companies. These projects have taken place all over the world and for varied clients, both large corporations and small businesses. They can be as small as some custom designed and manufactured jewellery pieces or as large as full scale public artworks many metres in size. The DT Studio loves a challenge and is highly experienced in all facets of design, budget and project time frames.
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