The Wood Awards will be returning to 100% Design (Stand B16), 18th-21st September at Olympia London. The thirty-two projects shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2019 will be on display at the show. The furniture competition will be judged by the Wood Awards’ independent panel of professional experts and specialist at the show. Further information about this year’s shortlist can be found here.
The Wood Awards has created a timber pavilion for the show which is a digitally fabricated structural system designed by Boano Prišmontas, a London-based architectural firm founded by Tomaso Boano and Jonas Prišmontas. The project aims to enable the creation of adaptable and affordable workspaces by making use of disused infrastructures in urban areas around the UK.
The structure is made of birch plywood generously donated by DHH Timber. The pavilion is built with dry-joint techniques – meaning no screws, nails or any other fixing methods are required. The system can infill almost any size and shape of space, from railway arches to undercrofts and parking garages. The design is modular, adaptable and easily re-deployable, so it can be rebuilt in different locations, making this project the perfect solution for short-term urban regeneration strategies. Digital fabrication allows the design to minimise any wastage of material. All lighting used within the structure is on loan from iGuzzini.
Further information about 100% Design can be found here.
Major stand sponsors
For over 30 years, AHEC has been at the forefront of international wood promotion, successfully building a distinctive and creative brand for American hardwoods. In Europe, AHEC is renowned for its imaginative and ambitious collaborations with architects and designers to highlight the potential and inspire more use of these sustainable materials. AHEC’s latest project Legacy is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the duration of London Design Festival.
DHH Timber has been trading as a business for 30 years but the wealth of knowledge and experience. As the largest independent distributer of birch plywood from 0.8 mm up to 50 mm in thicknesses in various sizes they are real experts in their field.
Other products in their portfolio are veneered boards, prelacqured, phenolic and melamine coated boards. Their white melamine coated birch plywood was used by Atmos Studio to create the Worldscape table used during the Olympics to host dinners in Stratford.
Other Wood Award winning material is their Douglas fir plywood which their sister company Décor Solutions supplied for the Collyer Ferguson Building concert hall in Canterbury and their birch ply has been used in many projects including the Fred Perry Reception Desk. DHH is really happy to support the Wood Awards this year by supplying the FSC Latvian Birch plywood for the stand at 100% Design. Please contact their sales team to find out more about their wide range of stock items.
iGuzzini is an international leader in the field of architectural lighting, driven by the study, design and production of indoor and outdoor lighting systems. iGuzzini aims to enhance the relationship between people and the environment through light, by illuminating places of culture, work, retail, urban, large infrastructures, hospitality & living contexts.