Expertise should be shared. This is one of our core beliefs and also that of our client ARCHITECT@WORK. That’s why this global architectural trade show doesn’t just host the latest in product and material innovations, but provides a platform for a series of expert talks for visitors. We wanted to capture the passion of some […]
The winners of the Wood Awards 2017, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A. Coastal House, Devon by 6a Architects was awarded the Arnold […]
Twenty structures and fourteen product designs have been selected for the Wood Awards 2017 shortlist. 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 recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. The shortlist will be showcased at the London Design Fair (Stand B05, Hall T2), Old Truman Brewery, 21st-24th September.
National cancer support charity Maggie’s has just opened Maggie’s Centre Oldham, in Greater Manchester, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) using American tulipwood. This Maggie’s Centre is one of the most important developments in a decade of research and development by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) into structural timber innovation. It will transform the way architects and engineers approach timber, and will signal a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction. We caught up with Jasmin Sohi, Associate Architect from de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM), who led the project team that constructed Maggie’s Oldham.
Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche presented ARMOUR mon AMOUR, an exhibition showcasing their new collection of furniture, sculptures and light installations, at 13th-century church Teatro Arsenale during Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan last month. Their spectacular exhibition was also used as a backdrop for the launch of Swedish Design Moves. This initiative, led by Visit Sweden in collaboration with Architects Sweden, the Association of Swedish Fashion Brands (ASFB), The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture (TMF), and Svensk Form, will promote Swedish architecture, design and fashion around the world for the next four years. We caught up with Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche post-Milan for a debrief on the design event of the year.
Dedicated entrepreneur Markus Benz qualified as a lawyer before his family, the famous furnishing family Benz, acquired Walter Knoll in 1993. He restructured the company before becoming CEO and Managing Director in 2001. Markus was a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 and has been a board member of inter-disciplinary think tank Meisterkreis since 2014.