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David Wright



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Product Manager

HiP Awards 2024 David Wright

Photography by Paul Godwin.

At 82-years-old and with nearly seventy years of working with furniture, David Wright has had an incredible impact on our industry. David has an exceptional history working in furniture design and manufacturing, dating back to his childhood. He was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, to a Master Cabinetmaker who started his own furniture business after World War II. David and his brothers worked in their dad’s workshop as kids, and all of them continue to work in the furniture industry to this day. David went to school for Furniture Design & Manufacture, and went on to work with furniture companies in Scotland, Zambia, Malawi, and South Africa before bringing his expertise to the United States. David has started his own company, worked in special projects for manufacturers, and even worked with a furniture company connected to the president of Malawi. As part of Dauphin, David designed the current collaborative lounge products Atelier, Hiline, and Junxion. In addition to these major achievements, he won a Best of NeoCon award in 2010 for designing the product Konstrux. David pioneered our Build to Spec program allowing customers to easily modify our products to meet their needs. This led to hundreds if not thousands of variations to our products, some of which became standard features or popular options to solve customer challenges. As part of the Design Services team, David solves problems every day and creates thoughtful and elegant projects to wow customers. David has been with the Dauphin family of brands since 1998 and likes to tell people he is the “fourth youngest” person on the Design Services team.

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