Posts tagged as 'wood'

Wolfson Tree Management Centre Mess Building by Invisible Studio, photo: Andy Matthews

Wolfson Tree Management Centre Mess Building by Invisible Studio, photo: Andy Matthews

Invisible Studio was commissioned to build a new tree management centre, the architects used the timber from the arboretum – as the client had an extraordinary resource which they hadn’t exploited previously for the building. As a result, all the timber was grown and milled on site and used untreated for the construction with no further processing. (text by Invisible Studio)

 

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Tue 24.5.

Against The Grain

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.05.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

TRAPA's hand-assembled panel-parquet flooring is available in 3D-panel patterns. Its angles make for a rich floor design. Shown here: TRAPA Cantone

TRAPA’s hand-assembled panel-parquet flooring is available in 3D-panel patterns. Its angles make for a rich floor design. Shown here: TRAPA Cantone

Wood needs time and a deep understanding of its materiality to truly reveal its innate beauty. TRAPA invests not only these, but also top-notch craftsmanship, in its products, which marry the contemporary and the functional with the compellingly tactile. (text by Aljoscha Weskott)

 

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Wed 23.3.

The Wild One

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.03.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Out in the open and on the table: Indonesia-based brand Karpenter's environmental credentials are underscored by its brand slogan – 'Designed by us, defined by nature'

Out in the open and on the table: Indonesia-based brand Karpenter’s environmental credentials are underscored by its brand slogan – ‘Designed by us, defined by nature’

Materials are anything but immaterial to KARPENTER – the Indonesian-based design brand that in the few short years since its launch has managed to claim a convincing stake at the table of manufacturers who truly understand the critical relation between design, materials and the environment. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Fri 19.6.

‘Kigi’ tables by Roderick Vos for Linteloo (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.06.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

'Kigi' tables by Roderick Vos for Linteloo

‘Kigi’ tables by Roderick Vos for Linteloo

The ‘Kigi’ series of tables by Roderick Vos for Dutch design brand Linteloo consist of three archetypical shapes, three round turned oak side tables in different sizes and heights.

 

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Sun 24.5.

Getting High (on Wood)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

The nine-storey Stadthaus in East London, designed by Waugh Thistleton, took four people only 27 days to build. From demolition of the previous structure to people moving in, 11 months elapsed; photo Will Pryce

Could wood be the new concrete? If a number of recently completed, high-rise timber projects internationally are anything to go by, the only way might indeed be up for this most enduring and trusty of building materials. (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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Fri 8.5.

We Love Wood(s)! Summer 2015 Exhibition

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.05.2015 - Tagged as: , , ,

Tuoli chair by Minja Kolehmainen for We Love Wood(s)!

Tuoli chair detail by Minja Kolehmainen for We Love Wood(s)!

Prototypes and the first product series for the We Love Wood(s)! summer exhibition are now coming into existence. The wooden design objects, made in collaboration with Onoma’s summer 2015 exhibition in Fiskars, Finland, were commissioned earlier this year from a number of selected designer/cabinet maker teams to envisage utility items made of Finnish wood for export.

 

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Sun 15.2.

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio, photo: Maria Mira

Carved Bowls by Kutarq Studio, photo: Maria Mira

The shape left in yoghurt while eating it with a spoon inspired the shape of Kutarq Studio’s Carved Bowls, a set of solid wood trays that combine different sized concave areas.

 

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Wed 10.9.

‘Ausgebrannt’ stools by Kaspar Hamacher (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.09.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Ausgebrannt' stools by Kaspar Hamacher

‘Ausgebrannt’ stools by Kaspar Hamacher

Inspired by nature and the elements, Belgian designer Kaspar Hamacher uses fire to create furniture. ‘Ausgebrannt’, which means “burned out” in German, is a series of stools made of tree trunks that have been cut into segments of varying length.

 

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