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David Trubridge

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Environment is inspiration for British-born, New Zealand-based David Trubridge, but eco-design is a label he eschews: "We do everything we can, but this greenwashing trend can create a dangerous complacency."

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Coral Pendant

David Trubridge first created this fixture in 2004, using untreated hoop pine plywood pieces that snap together. It's now available in recyclable polypropylene.

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Nananu Low Chair

A trio of untreated woods—ash, hoop pine, and plywood—were used for this sculptural occasional chair.

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Swish Lampshade

Wavelike strips of bamboo plywood, layered over a frosted polycarbonate body, define this 2009 piece by designer David Trubridge. It's available in a pendant or a table lamp.