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David Trubridge Design

Designer | Hawkes Bay

“Where design meets art."

David Trubridge is an internationally recognised designer. His story begins in England and embarks onto the oceans.

After selling everything the family had in the UK, they set sail guided by the stars and a desire to live lightly, elementally. After two years following the winds and exploring the islands of the Pacific, a new cloud bank forms on the horizon.

Aotearoa emerges and the family finds a home in this new land. Surrounded by a landscape of hills and forest, grassland and rocky beaches, a new aesthetic is distilled. Clean and refined, fresh and essential, it is reminiscent of the patterns, rhythms and life forms observed in the wild.

A new jewellery range is inspired by this minimalism and simplicity. These small glistening gems are brought to life; experiences within a granule of sand, a drifting twig, a shell gleaming in the sunlight, transformed. This isn’t the first time David has delved into jewellery. Years ago, when he was sailing across the world he carved a series of wooden earrings for Linda, his wife. These pieces are still worn by her today.

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