Fenland Black Oak

designTimber – Fenland Black Oak Project

Hear from the multidisciplinary team behind the Fenland Black Oak project – winner of the Bespoke furniture award in the 2022 Wood Awards.


About this event:

The designTimber 2023 series concludes with the Fenland Black Oak project, which was the winner of the Bespoke furniture award in last year’s Wood Awards.

The project transformed a 5,000-year-old oak tree, found preserved underground in East Anglian bog land, into a spectacular 13-metre public table.

During the webinar, we hear from project lead Hamish Low and lead designer Mauro Dell’Orco as they discuss the development, process and design of this remarkable timber project. They will be joined by prehistoric wood expert Maisie Taylor and archaeologist Dr Francis Pryor.


Programme:

Presentation from Hamish Low and Mauro Dell’Orco, with contribution from Maisie Taylor & Dr Francis Pryor | 30 min

Panel discussion with chair and wider project team | 15 min

Q & A with the audience | 15 min


Speakers:

Hamish Low – project lead and chairman of Fenland Black Oak CIO

Mauro Dell’Orco – lead designer

Maisie Taylor – Flag Fen prehistoric wood expert

Dr Francis Pryor – archaeologist and prehistorian

  • Event short description (used on home page):

    The project transformed a 5,000-year-old oak tree, found preserved underground in East Anglian bog land, into a spectacular 13-metre public table.