American Hardwood Export Council

American Hardwood Export Council

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major U.S. hardwood production trade associations. AHEC runs a worldwide programme to promote American hardwoods in over 50 export markets, concentrating on providing architects, specifiers, designers and end-users with inspiration and  information on the range of species, their application and sources of supply. In addition, AHEC also produces a full range of technical publications. For more information, please visit:

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major U.S. hardwood production trade associations.

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Discovered Singapore presents 10 hardwood creations by emerging APAC designers

The American Hardwood Export Council promotes the works of next-gen designers through Discovered Singapore exhibition happening from 16 to 22 May at Red Dot Design Museum Singapore.

Sun yourself on this outdoor timber chair by Jarrod Lim

We can’t get enough of this outdoor timber chair – the Sun Lounge – presented at FIND Design Fair Asia. Designed for superior comfort and longevity – Jarrod Lim’s newest seating piece was on show at the fair’s EMERGE showcase.

Nathan Yong explores the lifecycle of curiosity with AHEC

Renowned designer Nathan Yong’s visionary philosophy comes to life in the Lifecycles collection, a collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) that redefines sustainable design.

American hardwood challenges perceptions in environmentally responsible design

The recent Kurunpa Kunpu collaboration, an exhibition of new furniture pieces realised in American maple, cherry and walnut, puts a spotlight on the resilience of First Nations People as well as the environmental impact of American hardwood species and their role in Australian design.

Your top 7 highlights from Copenhagen’s 3daysofdesign

This young and refreshing design exhibition, embedded in the city of Copenhagen and with an emphasis on Danish design, is over. We round up some of the most thought-provoking and memorable pieces here.

Raw naturalism and the sweet side of American hard maple

Hard maple is an abundant species from the American hardwood forest which is widely underused. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) are endeavouring to recognise hard maple’s true potential in design, particularly as a link between the home and the natural world.

American hardwoods: Building a Sustainable Future

Timber has always had a significant role to play in environmentally sensitive construction; Now, two different timber technologies have revolutionised timber’s use for structural applications.

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American hardwood helps us rethink sustainable design

Many designers claim that sustainability is at the core of their work, but what does this actually mean? In collaboration with local designers, the American Hardwood Export Council puts its materials to the test.

It’s all in the process: Tom Fereday’s ‘External Review’

The American Hardwood Export Council and Tom Fereday recently launched External Review – a reflection of the Cove Lounge’s design process, from start to finish.

American hardwood answers a growing demand for sustainable timber

American hardwood may just be the answer to our timber shortage woes, and our stringent sustainability requirements. The American Hardwood Export Council provides indispensable insight into the topic.

Transforming ubiquitous waste into a beautiful resource

Making a bold statement on the regional architecture and design stage, The Calcium Brick Collection showcases the best in sustainable and creative design.

Look at the emerging design talent AHEC has Discovered

An extraordinary group of emerging designers from around the world have been Discovered, thanks to American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Wallpaper*.

Assessing the Sustainability of American Hardwood Products

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Catch every INDE.Summit insight you missed, now on demand

Did you miss out on the industry’s most anticipated regional architecture and design conference? Fear not – the full programme is now live on demand!

And the well deserved 2021 INDE.Awards wins go to…

The 2021 INDE.Awards winners have been announced, and each is a testament to the design excellence of the Indo-Pacific!

Discover architecture’s best for 2021 at this year’s INDE.Awards

You’re invited to our annual celebration of Indo-Pacific architecture and design! Find out more about this year’s INDE.Awards here.

Influential designs for people and planet

The INDE.Awards’ Influencer is a force for good within the vast realm of Indo-Pacific design. Each submission is driven by a need to improve people’s lives and often the environment, too.

The INDE.Awards 2021 shortlist has delivered the goods

Granting a moment of sweet relief from the months’ of anticipation building around this year’s INDE.Awards, the 2021 INDE.Awards shortlist has been announced.

Next gen designers turn isolation into inspiration

Wallpaper* and AHEC have teamed up with The Design Museum to launch a new project supporting and promoting the work of 20 next generation designers from 16 countries.

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