Thirty-two projects have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2019. All the shortlisted projects will be on display at 100% Design (Stand B16), 18th-21st September. Winners will be revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 19th November.
Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s 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 Awards are split into two main categories: Buildings and Furniture & Product. The Buildings categories will be announced later this year. Within the Furniture & Product competition there are three subcategories: Bespoke, Production and Student Designer.
Further information about the shortlist can be found here.
The furniture and product panel is led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius. The panel includes Oliver Stratford, editor of Disegno magazine; designer/makers Sebastian Cox and Eleanor Lakelin; Yael Mer of Raw Edges Design Studio; and Rod Wales of Wales & Wales.
As a not-for-profit competition, the Wood Awards can only happen with industry sponsorship. Major Sponsors are American Hardwood Export Council and Carpenters’ Company. Other Sponsors include American Softwoods, Arnold Laver, Forestry Commission, Timber Trade Federation, TRADA and Wood for Good.