Anyone involved in a UK-based wood project has been invited to enter The Wood Awards, and has until the 25th of May to submit their applications.
Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood, in projects throughout the UK. The Wood Awards’ elite independent judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards a uniquely rigorous competition.
The Wood Awards shortlist will be announced in July and the winners will be announced at the Wood Awards ceremony on the 20th of November, at Carpenters’ Hall in London. The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony and during the London Design Festival in September.
One of the judges, Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry, said, “Every year the call for entries for the Wood Awards cast its net ever wider and deeper, as the new wave of enthusiasm for working with wood gathers pace. Years ago, timber buildings and furniture were the pre-eminent choice – now it is clear that their time has come around again, presenting enormous opportunities for our foremost architects and designers”.
With permission from the owner, anyone associated with a building or product completed in the last two years, can enter. Buildings must be located within the UK while furniture and other products must have been either designed or manufactured in the UK. Fitted furniture must also be in the UK. The competition is free to enter and entrants may submit more than one project. There are no restrictions on the size or budget of a project.
Design Critic, Corinne Julius, another judge, added, “Wood is such a beautiful, versatile material. It reveals the history of its use, with a richness of patina. There are so many ways to work with it both for commercial production and to make one-offs. In the last few years there has been a re-appraisal of its qualities with an increasing number of designers responding to its potential, matched by an increased appreciation by consumers.”
Featured: Contour House by Sanei Hopkins Architects Ltd; Private Award Winner 2016.
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