Rare David Trubridge 'Glide' Recliner

A rare and iconic recliner from one of New Zealand's most celebrated designers.

W 223cm, D 66cm, H 75cm




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.

'Glide' is scoop-like rocking lounge characterised by lightness and transparency of structure. The form showcases the marine influenced aesthetic that David has become known for. Trubridge has employed his own individual creative vocabulary, interpreted in his precisely-designed form, meticulously crafted with truth to materials.

Glide is out of production but can be seen in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and your house if you purchase this rare example.

NOTE: We are constantly rotating our stock and not all items are on display at once. Please email us if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery


Materials: Beautifully crafted from ash with stainless steel fixings. Excellent original condition.

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

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