David Haig was born in Malaysia in 1955.
Educated in England and finally completing a History degree from Oxford University, David moved to New Zealand for family reasons in 1976.
Inspired to follow a creative bent, he gradually refined his woodworking skills, and for the past twenty years has been one of New Zealand's most successful furniture designer-makers, working from his home and workshop in Cable Bay.
In 1990 he built the first of his now internationally renowned Signature rocking chairs.
He was a part-time tutor at the Nelson Polytechnic's Visual Arts Furniture course in the 1990's, and since 2001, has been invited to the U.S.A. to teach both short and long courses at the prestigious Centre For Furniture Craftsmanship, at Rockport in Maine.
These and other designs for private clients can be viewed at : www.davidhaig.co.nz