Story: Knowledge-based industries

Float bed (2nd of 2)

Float bed

David Trubridge trained in Britain as a naval designer and sailed around the world before settling in New Zealand. This Float bed looks like a vessel for a safe voyage into dreamland. Trubridge’s Hastings workshop employs and trains designers and craftspeople, using sustainably-grown timber and Pacific influences to produce furniture, lighting and other products for sale worldwide. 

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Mark Derby, 'Knowledge-based industries - Design and digital content', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 5 Dec 2017