Editor’s pickAmerican hardwoods prominently featured in Wood Awards 2018 shortlist

American hardwoods,Wood Awards 2018 shortlist

Image credited to AHEC

The American Hardwood Export Council is delighted to announce that five projects using American hardwoods have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2018.

The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery, from the 20th to the 23rd of September. Winners will be revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on the 20th of November by ceremony host David Hopkins, Director of the Timber Trade Federation.

Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards are free to enter and aim to encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. The judging panels visit all the shortlisted projects in person, making this a uniquely rigorous competition.

The Awards are split into two main categories: Buildings and Furniture & Product. Within the Buildings competition there are five subcategories: Commercial & Leisure, Education & Public Sector, Interiors, Private and Small Project. Within the Furniture & Product competition there are three subcategories: Bespoke, Production and Student Designer.

“We are delighted that designers and architects are recognising American hardwoods as the versatile, sustainable materials that they are,” says David Venables, European Director of AHEC. “Whether they are used in public buildings, private ones or in handmade furniture, the quality of the short-listed candidates is some of the best we have ever seen in the Wood Awards.”