March 2019

For the first issue of 2019, we kick things off in China where LUO Studio have reused wooden beams and rafters to build a pergola for the Luotuowan village. As a part of the renovation project, one of the interventions involved the installation of a pergola to provide a shaded gathering space atop an existing escarpment built to negotiate a change in level within the village. During the village renovation process, a large number of wooden beams and rafters were dismantled and left over. In response, LUO Studio’s design used the village’s discarded timber to create a geodesic tunnel that also serves as a sheltered community gathering space.

A collaboration first presented in 2008 by the American Hardwood Export Council and Sir David Adjaye is part of an exciting new exhibition at the Design Museum, London. Sclera, originally commissioned for the London Design Festival, is one of seven projects featured in David Adjaye: Making Memory, which runs February 2 to May 5, 2019. The Sclera exhibition at the Design Museum, replicated following the original drawings by craftsman makers Benchmark, invites visitors to get a glimpse at what the original experience inside the pavilion was like, and to explore the look and tactility of the tulipwood.

Interzum returns in 2019 and is once again the provider of impulses in 2019 for the design of the living spaces of tomorrow. The most innovative products, new technological developments and innovations in materials are being presented at the largest industry event worldwide.

We explore the ‘Surfaces & Wood Design’ piazza, which will present product solutions for interior architecture and the furniture design of tomorrow in relation to the topic of surfaces. The piazza is divided into sections addressing the key words ‘Sustainability’, ‘Customized’, ‘Haptic’, ‘Lightweight’, ‘Digital Printing’, ‘Anti-Fingerprint’ and ‘Wood & Stones’ and we cannot wait to visit the show later this year.

This issue also features two special supplements on behalf of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Canadian Wood, who have supported the magazine from the outset.


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