Workshop of Dreams: The American Hardwood Export Council at interzum 2017

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) showcases its innovative approach to hardwood at interzum fair through the exciting initiative "The Workshop of Dreams": four unique pieces by Spanish designers and architects created with underused hardwood species. The American Hardwood Export Council will present the four thoughtful pieces in Germany for the first time. The project brings together four of Spain's most innovative architects and designers with inspiring talents in an exciting collaboration that celebrates creativity and craftsmanship in wood. The resulting unique mix of objects - a beautiful set of coffee tables, a completely ergonomic lounge chair, an extraordinary kitchen cart and an unusual design concept for a portable cabin -, effectively demonstrate the vast capability and beauty of some of the lesser known American hardwoods.

The AHEC space at interzum will also feature a scale model of 'The Smile', the revolutionary timber pavilion AHEC created in collaboration with Alison Brooks Architects and engineers Arup in London. This project featured the largest ever panels of cross laminated timber (CLT) to be made, showcasing the structural and spatial potential of cross laminated hardwood and, more specifically, tulipwood CLT. At interzum AHEC will also present a new interactive online tool that shows forest distribution, growth and removal of American hardwood species across the United States. David Venables, AHEC's European Director, reiterates how valuable interzum is within AHEC's programme and adds "interzum continues to be a vital communication platform for us and our industry to network, influence and educate timber industries across Europe and beyond."

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The next events:
Pueri Expo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 26.-29.05.2017
spoga+gafa, Cologne, Germany, 03.-05.09.2017
China Kids Expo, Shanghai, China, 18.-20.10.2017

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