Some of the UK’s best new furniture and product designs in wood have been revealed as the Wood Awards’ shortlist is announced. Four bespoke designs, three production designs and three student designs have been selected by the judges led by Max Fraser, design curator and author.
All of the shortlisted projects will be on display at 100% Design stand L614, 23rd--26th September at London Olympia. The winners will be revealed by host Tom Dyckhoff at the 44th annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 10th November
Within the Student Designer Category there is a People’s Choice Award with a £500 cash prize.
Voting will take place via Twitter using the name of the project and the hashtag #WAStudent15.
1- Endgrain by Raw Edges
Endgrain by Raw Edges is a perfect design by a special technique wood dyeing, not painting.
2- “From Greenwich to the Barrier” & “Perpetually Ajar” by David Gates
“From Greenwich to the Barrier” & “Perpetually Ajar” by David Gates are two closets 115 and 117 cm high.
3- “Getting It Away From It All” by Sebastian Cox
A studying are designed for Sir Terence Conran in order to get away from the chaos of the life. He wanted a workspace where he could shut himself away from ‘journalists, wives, PA’s and dogs’. The solution to our most prestigious bespoke brief was a desk between two impressive bookcases, all enclosed within cocoon-like woven panels.
Design: Sebastian Cox
4- VES-EL by Gareth Neal
VES-EL by Gareth Neal was created at Zaha Hadid’s Office, with her design team and company’s modelling software.
1- “A Stool For Kitchen” by Felix de Pass
2- Aero Trestle Table; Catherine Aitken & David Murphy
Aero Trestle Table, designed by Catherine Aitken & David Murphy for Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops.
3- Alpha Chair; Brodie Neill
Alpha Chair was designed by Brodie Neill and produced by Made in Ratio by using the high tecnology for wood furniture production.
1- End Grain Stationery by Simin Qiu
The collection by the inspiration of Barbican Theatre is designed by Simin Qiu. The wood texture of the collection brings the spirit of the nature to the offices.
2- Slatted Chair by Emma Leslie
This design by Emma Leslie reflects the comfort of an armchair by the lightess of a chair.
3- “Throne Stool” & “Pew Stool”by Torsten Sherwood