‘New Sling’ recliner by David Trubridge

Made by Trubridge, David in Havelock North, New Zealand, 2006.

Born in the UK, David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University (UK) in 1972 as a naval architect. For the next ten years he lived and worked in rural Northumberland where he taught himself furniture making. From 1981 to 1985 he sailed the Pacific and the Caribbean with his wife Linda and two young sons. Trubridge settled in New Zealand in 1985 and has since forged an international reputation for his furniture designs in slatted wood. One of his first New Zealand designs, the ‘Canoe Chair’ ,...

Summary

Object No.

2007/20/1

Physical Description

Rocking recliner, 'New Sling', wood, designed and made by David Trubridge, Havelock North, New Zealand, 2006

Self-supporting, curving 'banana'-shaped rocking chaise made of steam-bent, slatted American white ash around an internal framework of hoop pine plywood cut on a CNC router, the reclining surface contoured concavely and tapered at either end.

Dimensions

Height

690 mm

Width

810 mm

Production

Notes

The rocking recliner was designed and made by David Trubridge Ltd, Cicada Works, Industrial Park, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand in 2006.

Made

Trubridge, David 2006

History

Notes

The 'New Sling' is David Trubridge's most recent work and is a development of his earlier 'Body Raft' and 'Sling' pieces. This example was made for the Powerhouse Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2007

Acquisition Date

20 February, 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

'New Sling' recliner by David Trubridge 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/362533>

Wikipedia

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