Gallery: MILAN 2008: David Trubridge Spiral Island Collection

 

David Trubridge, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated green designers, reincarnates natural forms as light fixtures and seating in his latest work, which he presented at Salone Internazionale del Mobile last week. Tracing the curvilinear forms found in the island’s landscape, his Spiral Island collection evokes a sense of natural wonder in viewers, and garnered a line of eager spectators at the Salone show in Milan. Despite their large volume, the lighting fixtures float delicately overhead, giving new emphasis to the Maori name for New Zealand, Aotearoa, meaning ‘land of the long white cloud.’ Meanwhile, the colorful ‘Island’ seating will have your rear grounded in comfortable spiral bliss, mimicking the organic forms of the island in eco-sensitive style.

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  1. Inhabitat » ICFF ... May 19, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    […] David Trubridge’s beautiful ‘Spiral Islands’ booth […]

  2. barbara-ann April 24, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    The lines, contours and materials are fabulous. This collection is modern and eco-chic w/ a a mid-century feel!

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