Waka means canoe. The significance of Nine is the halfback in Rugby and the Center Forward in Soccer, both of whom represent the “link man”
WakaNINE connects New Zealand design with North American markets. And just as these Soccer and Rugby players decide what to do with the ball (pass, run, or kick,) WakaNINE determines distribution, sales and manufacturing strategy.
Wakanine is the North American distributor for David Trubridge Designs – Beautiful, sculptural lamps constructed with an environmental conscience as well as a sincere and decisive focus on art as story.
David Trubridge creates beautiful lighting designs that are available in kitsets or already assembled. Our products are manufactured in New Zealand and Austin, Texas using sustainable materials.