The Wood Awards: 2017 Shortlist announced


Shortlisted within the Buildings Competition’s ‘Private’ category, Woodsman’s Treehouse is a two-person residential retreat at Crafty Camping & Woodland Workshop


Established in 1971, the Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.

The Awards are split into two main categories: Furniture & Product and Buildings. Within the Furniture & Product competition there are three subcategories: Bespoke, Production Made and Student Designer. A record of 14 furniture and product projects have been shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017, and four bespoke designs, four production, and six student designs have been selected by the judges, led by Max Fraser, design curator and author. All the shortlisted projects will be on display at the London Design Fair from 21–24 September, at Old Truman Brewery, and the winners will be revealed by Wood Awards host Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A, at the annual ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 21 November.

For more info, see, and be sure to look out for GW327 (January), which will feature a special article showcasing all the deserving winners.


Conceived as a habitable arc and shortlisted within the Buildings Competition’s ’Small Projects’ category, The Smile was a 3.5m high, 4.5m wide and 34m long curved timber tube that cantilevered 12m in two directions with viewing platforms at both ends


Read the full article in Good Woodworking October 2017

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