Trig Modern

Trig: adj. [British dialect] Smart and trim, as in lifestyle, neat. Stylishly fashionable, up-to-date, modish.

Today, people live with a mix of furnishings: Grandma’s antique dresser, a mid-century lamp found on eBay, a leather sofa you actually splurged on. It’s a metaphor of our lives -- an expression of personal style and experiences. 

Trig Modern’s showroom provides a portrait for sensible living -- an antidote to excess, formality and convention. Classic modern furniture rests comfortably beside new modern accessories and iconic items from the mid-20th century. A wide array of modern light fixtures and ceiling fans hang from the ceiling. A wall of colorful pillows, many designed by Trig’s owner, Bob Drake, gazes down upon modern area rugs on the floor.

Our Design Center serves up samples of Trig Modern’s delightfully modern wall coverings and upholstery choices, including a line specifically for apartment dwellers.

At Trig Modern, we believe in a thoughtful approach to modern interiors and furnishings that emphasizes the imagination and comfort of real people living real lives. Drop in sometime. We look forward to meeting you!


David Trubridge, the designer behind the brand, has a very specific design philosophy. He does not design to fulfill a practical function. He designs to communicate, to tell a story, to relate what he find in the mountains and wilderness and what it is to be human. As an artist, Trubridge develops forms and a vocabulary from what he sees and feels, and his craft knowledge to find a way to make the design. Art, craft and design: all are equally important parts of the whole creative process. All the way though this process, Trubridge tries to be as caring and sensitive to the environment as possible, and to pass on that sense of care within the object.