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_DSC0023David Trubridge is rather clever. He’s also a keen sailor and  a bit of an adventurer.

In 1972, he graduated with a degree in Naval Architecture (Boat Design) and then he taught himself to make furniture.

Now, David is a New Zealand-based designer whose lighting, furniture and sculptural installations are found all over the world.

On Thursday, he gave an insightful presentation about the prints he has designed for Hemptech and his latest creative adventure, So Far, a book about his journey as an artist and designer.

With such beautiful design and photography… it was a real treat.

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Andrew Martin Interiors

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Andrew Martin’s  Berkeley and Laundry spring collections bring together style, elegance, comfort and an element of escapism from ‘everyday life’.

Also at WDL is the sort after, and in limited numbers,  annual release of Andrew Martin Interiors design Review Book.

Warwick Fabrics & Martin Fear

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Warwick Fabrics hosted Martin Fear managing director of UK Swaffer brand. Great turnout to hear and learn about this new collection, new and traditional techniques.

An informative presentation from someone very experienced in the industry.

 

Vivace & Jean Paul Gaultier

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Today at WDL, Vivace Textiles presented with some inspiring collections from Dedar and Lelievre, including also their first collection of fabrics and accessories from Jean Paul Gaultier – Amazing!

“I’m only a fashion designer, my job is to dress and I impregnated upholstery codes of my collections.” Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Orla Kiely & Harlequin

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New Harlequin wallpapers presentation with stunning signature designs by Orla Kiely for Harlequin.

Founded in 1995, the Orla Kiely brand has become a byword for inspirational design, quality and visual innovation which is driven by Orla’s love of pattern, colour and texture.

 

 

 

David Shaw

Up Chair ar Wellington Design Library

I travelled to Auckland to attend the the release of new brands available through David Shaw: Roda, Tonon and Henge
We are lucky to have the very smart Up -Chair by Martin Ballendat for Tonon (See Pic above)  as a sample in the WDL.
Their new showroom in Auckland is fabulous, fun night to be part of.

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