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.

On the sofa with

Khai Foo

January 30, 2017
Founder and Director of Paloform, high-design fireplaces and fire pits brand
What they do:
Product Design
What we do for client:
Business Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

Khai Foo founded high-spec, high-design fire pits and fireplaces brand Paloform in 2010. Paloform has become the leading manufacturer of fireplace solutions for private homes, condominiums, hotel lobbies and restaurants throughout the world, and is Friends&Co’s latest client. Clean, geometric lines and restrained elegance result in spectacular, Zen-like design statements that complement contemporary architecture, interiors, gardens and patios, and evoke ease and relaxation.

The winners of the 45th annual Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture & Product Design were announced by design journalist and editor of Crafts magazine, Grant Gibson, on the 22nd November at Carpenters’ Hall. Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners, was awarded the Arnold Laver Gold Award, the winner of winners, […]

The Smile

September 16, 2016
What they do:
Architecture, Product Design
What we do for client:
Business Development, Public Relations, Social Media

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects,  Arup and the London Design Festival to create The Smile, one of the Festival’s Landmark Projects. The spectacular, curved, timber ‘mega-tube’, measuring 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long, can be inhabited and explored by the public. Showcasing the structural and spatial potential of cross-laminated American tulipwood, Alison […]

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