A full size, functioning thofothofo, with an outrigger designed by David Trubridge


Joy Forever

An exemplary canoe

May 2015
David Trubridge takes an irregular approach to design, albeit highly sincere and effective. The basis of his work stems from a love of the sea, which in turn leads him to appreciate – nay, adore – vessels such as canoes and windsurfers, which then naturally sees him employing these items, either literally or figuratively, in the design projects he undertakes. His passion necessarily includes a wholehearted concern for the environment, which nicely completes the repertoire.