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Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 08.10.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs by AHEC and RCA

The American Hardwood Export Council has collaborated with product design students at the Royal College of Art in London to create a stunning exhibition of hardwood chairs at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the 2012 London Design Festival. The culmination of an eight month project that encompassed wood and chair making workshops, an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and a rigorous design and making process.

Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs, installation view; photo by Petr Krejci

Under the leadership of tutors Sebastian Wrong (Established & Sons) and Harry Richardson (Committee), the use of hardwood as a material and its associated Life Cycle impacts were added to the Design Products programme and the students were set the challenge of designing a functional chair or seat in an American hardwood of their choice.

 

view the ‘Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs’ photo album

 

to the American Hardwood Export Council’s website

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