Furniture

‘Being a part of the Wood Awards exhibition guarantees exposure’
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With one month left to enter the Wood Awards, last year’s Furniture and Object winners describe the positive outcomes of participating in the Wood Awards 2023. Mentsen, a London-based design practice established in 2011 by Yasuyuki Sakurai and Risa Sano, is a two-time winner of the Production category. In 2023, together with...
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Upgrade furniture projects to PREMIER
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Medium density fibreboard (MDF) is an exceptionally versatile product that can be used to make furniture, cabinetry, panelling and even be laminated for decorative purposes in flooring.  MDF offers furniture makers and carpenters a host of benefits, including a smooth finish, excellent machinability, strength and consistency. Wood fibres are used...
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The Wood Awards 2024: Call for Entries Now Open!
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Enter the Wood Awards by 24 May (for free!) to join our celebration of the very best of timber design, craftsmanship and installation. The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for architecture and product design in wood - setting the benchmark, year-on-year, for timber excellence. With ten dedicated categories,...
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‘Flowing and beautifully functional’ – the award winning bespoke oak chest
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A meticulously considered, scorched oak chest, Serenade, by John Makepeace OBE, has taken the top prize in the Bespoke category in the Wood Awards. Inspired by the ancient hollowed-out tree trunks that were used to carry the possessions of those on the move, this chest of drawers accommodates the personal...
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Community design initiative takes top prize with volunteer-built furniture project
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Mentsen, together with The Exchange – an Erith-based community group – has taken out the top prize in the ‘Production’ category of the Wood Awards with their project ‘The Exchange table and chairs’. In a true achievement of sustainable, skilful community-led design and production, these collapsible and stackable oak tables...
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Creative storage with James Latham
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Creating furniture out of unfamiliar materials was the goal for students at a leading furniture-making college. James Latham is a long-time supplier of Rycotewood College in Oxfordshire, one of the country’s leading institutions for vocational training for furniture design and making. Rycotewood has delivered furniture training in Oxfordshire since 1938,...
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Wood Awards 2023 Shortlist Announced
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Twenty buildings and fourteen furniture projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Wood Awards – which celebrate excellence and innovation in timber architecture and design. From over two hundred projects entered, this shortlist of thirty-four entries celebrates the diversity and creativity of buildings and furniture made using the world’s foremost...
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Wood Awards 2023 Deadline Extended to 30 June!
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Deadline Extended: Due to popular demand, we are giving entrants to the Wood Awards 2023 an extra week to get their submissions in. The new (and final) deadline is now 30 June, giving all wood enthusiasts, architects, craftspeople, and creative designers an opportunity to showcase their finest wood projects. The...
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Last chance to enter the Wood Awards 2023
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Celebrating the Timeless Beauty of Wood Calling all architects, designers, craftsmen, and wood enthusiasts! There is not long until the highly anticipated Wood Awards 2023 closes its doors. It is time to celebrate the elegance, versatility, and sustainable nature of wood, as we honour the exceptional creations that have pushed...
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Wood Awards 2023 Launches Call for Entries
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The call for entries for the Wood Awards 2023 is now live! Enter your wood-centric building, furniture or product before 23 June 2023 and have your work recognised as the best in the UK.  Architects, engineers, installers, furniture makers, product designers - or anyone else with an exceptional timber project...
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