World renowned, and New Zealand based designer David Trubridge will be launching new designs at the New York Wanted Design (May 16 – 19, 2014). Among the new products, he will also re-launch three designs from his collection that are now sent as kitsets. The kitset method, named Seed System by the company, has various benefits including a vastly reduced environmental footprint.
Hush was designed as a sound absorbing light, and was developed by Marion Courtillé at David Trubridge (DTL). The large canopies contain a constellation of LED lights inside the top, while underneath the synthetic felt panels acts as a sound absorbent.
The material properties strongly influenced the design of Hush. We explored the use of a weaving technique which interlocks the components in order to reduce the number of fastenings for quick assembly. This system allows for efficient kitset freighting and the overlaps improve the acoustic properties.
The material is safe, non-toxic, non-irritant, non-allergic, fire rated, and recyclable. Even though large in size, Hush is still transported in the company’s trademark kitset. The light is currently available in 6 different colours: charcoal, grey, brown, pistachio green, beige and orange.
Luup is a modular table system that is highly customizable. Users have the ability to choose the size of the table top, add the legs, which come in three different heights, and four different colours (orange, yellow, lime green and pink). The tops are available in white HPL or birch ply.
The Ruth Rocker was first introduced by David Trubridge at Milan in 2004, and is made from Hoop Pine Plywood and American Ash slats. The re-designed piece is now available as a flat pack kitset which can be easily assembled by owners.
The Swish pendant light was redesigned as a Seed System kitset, and is made from hand frosted polycarbonate and bamboo plywood. The light comes in two different sizes and three different finishes: Natural, Caramel, and Black Stain.
Dondola is an outdoor recliner made from sustainable hardwood timber, and 316 stainless steel. Dondola is also part of the kitset family, and is shipped in a flat pack that needs assembly.
The Snowflake Light was originally available as a fully assembled piece, however the design team has worked hard at finding a construction method that allows it to be constructed by stores for their customers. The light is available in two different sizes and in 3 different finishes: natural, caramel, and Black Stained Bamboo. The natural option can be painted in 9 different colours.
The Pequod Light-shade was named after the sailing ship from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick novel, and will be first launched in USA at Wanted Design. The kitset light-shade will be available in two sizes: small and large.
The Adorn Jewellery range was first introduced in 2012 in New Zealand, and represent miniature maquette like forms of the iconic kitset lights. The pieces are beautifully packaged in plywood boxes. The range includes the Flax necklace, brooch and earrings, Koura necklace and earrings, and Wing earrings, brooch and necklace.
*All images and information courtesy of David Trubridge.