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Could virtual nature be the next big thing in interior design?

LUKE, Finnish, virtual spaces

Being in nature for some time – even if it is only a short while—does wonders for the human body, including reducing stress levels. Finnish researchers are taking this field further by recreating experiential spaces that resemble the wild. Lights, images and sound combine to form an experiential space Metla House, Joensuu. The wooden …

Editor’s pickProjects in wood are among this year's Frame Awards winners

Frame Awards, Herman Miller, Zhongshuge, Chengdu, China, Maggie's Oldham, UK, Produce

Winners of the Frame Awards 2018 were announced last week at the Frame Awards Show in Amsterdam. Over 250 international guests attended the celebrations and prize-giving ceremony. 28 winners were recognised from across the Spatial, Executional and Societal.  Four additional winners received the Honorary Frame Awards, including Lifetime …

Finnish roundwood consumption up 4% in 2016

Luke, forest chips, forestry, Finnish, sawmills

Finland consumed 67.4 million cubic metres of roundwood in 2016, up four per cent compared to a year earlier and seven per cent above the average over the previous five-year period. Consumption of forestry by-products such as sawmill chips and dust amounted to 9.3 million cubic metres, according to the Natural Resources Institute Finland …

Editor’s pickTTF: 2017 a good year for wood imports to UK so far

TTF, Timber Trade Federation, UK, imports, wood

2017 has been a pretty good year for timber and wood-based panel imports to the UK so far, according to the latest statistics from the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). Import volume in the first month of 2017 was 26 per cent higher than 2016, amounting to a 186,000 cbm increase. Solid wood imports were 18 per cent higher year-on-ear while panel …