David Trubridge is New Zealand's only internationally recognized furniture designer. From his studio and manufacturing facility in Hawkes Bay, Trubridge has developed a serious following world-wide for his iconic range of furniture and lighting. Originally from England, David Trubridge trained as a Naval Architect, before teaching himself to make furniture. He arrived in New Zealand in the mid-1980s after spending 5 years sailing from the UK with his young family and quickly developed a national reputation for the quality of his pacific-inspired design. His first major international breakthrough came at the 2001 Milan Furniture Fair when his now famous Body Raft was picked up for manufacture by Cappellini, the hugely influential Italian furniture company. Since then he has gone on to produce and sell furniture and lighting throughout the world, and his work has become a staple of design magazines and publications everywhere. So Far is the story of David Trubridge's development as a designer.
He believes that his life and work are one and the same, and consequently this very personal book is a fascinating and insightful look at the progress of his career, his thoughts on the creative process, and crucially his passionate interest in attempting to develop a work practice that is as environmentally sustainable as possible. Beautifully produced, and full of photographs, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in art, design, architecture and creativity.