Soft Ruth

David Trubridge


David Trubridge


David Trubridge always worried about the lack of use of the material left over from the creation of Ruth Rocker, and created as a result Soft Ruth.

The left over hoop pine plywood from Ruth Rocker becomes the framework for Soft Ruth and is held together with stainless steel crews.

All material is used, waste eliminated and a comfortable rocker is created.


Length Width Height
930 mm36 & 1/4 in 560 mm22 in 850 mm33 & 1/4 in


Custom fabrics available


Custom colours available on request
David Trubridge is a visionary. Unlike most of us he can translate those visions into something functional.

David's sculptural wooden furniture and lighting is a new world mix of old world skills and craftsmanship, sustainability of materials and purity combined with some high-tech genius.

All of David's pieces are immediately evident in their purpose, but within the seeming economy of material and fluid shapes resides their true functionality.
David's Coral Lamp combines repeat patterned CNC cut plywood with a hint of Escher to produce a geometrically pleasing form, both pure in design and practical in purpose.

My ideas come from the wild places, edges of turbulence and renewal, where seas break on beaches and headlands, where land and air meet on mountain ridges.

I make forms of elemental simplicity, as the erosion of air and water on wood
and stone, forms that speak of humanities survival on earth, of lifes fragility and dependence, of comfort in the ways of the past that have succoured us and optimism for a sustainable and enriching future.