Rare David Trubridge 'Flip' Bench / Coffee Table

David Trubridge
New Zealand
W 90cm, D 67cm, H 32cm
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Before settling in New Zealand in 1985, David Trubridge and his family set out on an open ended adventure sailing the Pacific and Caribbean. The five years at sea had a major influence on David's design aesthetic and helped form a strong environmentally conscious philosophy that informs all aspects of his practice. Today, David's work is celebrated throughout the world and represented in the permanent collection of many leading international museums.

The 'Flip' Bench or Coffee Table is an early design before larger batch production which was eventually adapted to the 'Ruth' Rocker. It is characterised by a lightness of form and transparency of structure. Trubridge has employed his own individual creative vocabulary, interpreted in his precisely-designed form, meticulously crafted with truth to materials. It's a design that showcases the marine influenced aesthetic that he has become known for.

Solid dowels with plywood loops.

Each piece is checked and carefully hand restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Please note:
Very good vintage condition with patina and age marks to the dowels as photographed.

Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.

Our Process:
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished

The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.

Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.

Collection / Delivery

All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.

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Rare David Trubridge 'Flip' Bench / Coffee Table

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David Trubridge
David Trubridge
David Trubridge
New Zealand
1951 - Present

Born in England, Trubridge qualified in naval architecture from Newcastle University. Designing furniture was a self taught extension of his skill and experience, aided by developments in digital design. Trubridge and his family spent four years sailing and working around the Caribbean and through the Pacific. The experiences on this sojourn inspired new designs like the Canoe Chair.

After returning to New Zealand, Trubridge and his family moved to Havelock North where he set up a workshop. In 2001 he captured international attention when his contribution to the Milan Furniture Fair was selected for manufacture by Cappellini. The shine of David Trubridge's star has grown even brighter in the last ten years. His work has been celebrated by a host of admirers.

Everyone from museums like the V&A to style magazines and fashion mavens loves the raw, nature inspired elegance of Trubridge's work.

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