David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in England in 1972 with a degree in naval architecture (boat design). In 1981 Trubridge and his family set sail around the Caribbean and Tahiti for four years, making a living as needed by building furniture for expatriates on the islands, using the facilities and materials available to him. They eventually settled in Havelock North, New Zealand. He is a self-taught furniture maker, developing his own designs, which he has exhibited around the world. via

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