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Advancing design innovation through collaboration

Advancing design innovation through collaboration

At the launch of Discovered Singapore, designers Nathan Yong and Tan Wei Xiang shared their experiences in this innovative project promoting emerging designers and sustainable design practices.

Jarrod Lim pushes the boundaries of wood furniture

Jarrod Lim pushes the boundaries of wood furniture

Renowned designer Jarrod Lim on his modern interpretation of the peacock chair, his adoption of thermally modified American red oak and his collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).

Sun yourself on this outdoor timber chair by Jarrod Lim

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.

Wood experts draw out a new blueprint for a low-carbon future

Wood experts draw out a new blueprint for a low-carbon future

Industry thought leaders attending the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) 26th Southeast Asia and Greater China Convention have outlined the role of wood in securing a sustainable future. Here’s what you need to know.

5 renowned Indian architects reimagine the jhoola using American hardwoods

5 renowned Indian architects reimagine the jhoola using American hardwoods

Annkur Khosla, Naresh V Narasimhan, Prem Nath, Sanjay Puri, and Sonali and Manit Rastogi reinterpret the traditional Indian swing seat in collaboration with AHEC and THINK! Design.

American hardwood challenges perceptions in environmentally responsible 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.

Lifecycles by Nathan Yong explores the tenets of sustainable furniture design

Lifecycles by Nathan Yong explores the tenets of sustainable furniture design

Designer Nathan Yong launched his latest furniture collection, Lifecycles, created in collaboration with American Hardwood Export Council.

Your top 7 highlights from Copenhagen’s 3daysofdesign

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.

7 highlights from Copenhagen’s 3daysofdesign

7 highlights from Copenhagen’s 3daysofdesign

Copenhagen’s revered design festival, 3daysofdesign, has come to a close. Amy Frearson round up some of the most thought-provoking and memorable pieces here.

New approaches with the same grand material: Sustainable hardwood certification

New approaches with the same grand material: Sustainable hardwood certification

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AHEC’s Michael Snow on bettering the built environment with sustainable American hardwoods

AHEC’s Michael Snow on bettering the built environment with sustainable American hardwoods

Michael Snow, Executive Director of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) challenges the misconceptions regarding wood and the environment, and shares key takeaways from this year’s AHEC convention held in Thailand.

Watch this video: Respect for material and care for the future

Watch this video: Respect for material and care for the future

With a focus on selective usage and natural regeneration, hardwood forests in the US are being managed sustainably. See how this combines with the knowledge of designers to make timber a sustainable and sophisticated choice.