David Trubridge is an internationally recognized designer based in New Zealand. Trubridge’s design process combines innate craft knowledge, sculptural abstraction and computer design technology. For the Beijing Phoenix City project he has created benches of solid wood with soft organic lines. The bench is a generous size, combining wide curved ends and an elegant waist. The hand-carved timber forms are comfortably smooth at the top while retaining beautiful textural hand-made chisel marks close to the base. This style of seat was also replicated in granite stone for the exterior space of the mall and integrated into the footpaths and pedestrian areas.