31 July 2019
Wood Awards 2019 shortlist announced
Twenty structures and twelve products have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2019 shortlist, among them a jewellery collection, a ‘House in a Garden’ and a radar station renovated into a holiday let.
Rupert Scott, TRADA’s Membership and Marketing Manager, says: ‘As an association, we are always proud of our close alignment with and sponsorship of the Wood Awards.
'Processing applications and being able to experience first-hand the sheer talent and craftsmanship demonstrated by the UK timber industries is fantastic. We are in awe of the sheer number of outstanding applicants and can’t wait to see who tops the Awards this November.’
The buildings judging panel is led by three-time Gold Award winner Stephen Corbett of Green Oak Carpentry. The panel includes Andrew Lawrence, Arup; Adam Richards, Adam Richards Architects; Kirsten Haggart, Waugh Thistleton Architects; Nathan Wheatley, engenuiti; David Morley, David Morley Architects; Jim Greaves, Hopkins; and architectural journalist Ruth Slavid. The buildings panel will visit all the shortlisted projects, upholding the rigorous nature of the Awards.
Meanwhile, the furniture panel is led by design critic, curator and journalist Corinne Julius. The panel includes Oliver Stratford, editor of Disegno magazine; designer/makers Sebastian Cox and Eleanor Lakelin; Yael Mer of Raw Edges Design Studio; and Rod Wales of Wales & Wales.
Judges reviewed furniture projects in the categories Bespoke, Production and Student Designer, while building categories will be released when the 2019 winners are revealed at the annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 19 November.
The shortlist is due to be showcased at 100% Design. Make sure you visit Olympia, London, on 18–21 September to vote for your favourite amongst the student designers. TRADA will be manning the stand, so come and say hello! We can put you in touch with one of our specialist timber experts, or explain to you all the ways TRADA membership can help you.
Royal Opera House 'Open Up' – Stanton Williams
Wildernesse Restaurant – Morris+Company
The Spinningfields Pavilion – Sheppard Robson Architects
Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre – Haworth Tompkins Architects
Cambridge Central Mosque – Marks Barfield Architects
Eleanor Palmer Science Lab – AY Architects
Music School, King's College School Wimbledon – Hopkins Architects
Maggie's Cardiff – Dow Jones Architects
Mitie Headquarters, The Shard – DaeWha Kang
Battersea Arts Centre – Haworth Tompkins Architects
Cork House – Matthew Barnett Howland
House in a Garden – Gianni Botsford Architects
The Decca Radar Station – MS-DA
Pocket House – Tikari Works
Velvet Mill – David Morley Architects
Hannington Farm – James Gorst Architects
Hanging Dovetailed Staircase – Michaelis Boyd
Old House, Spiral Staircase – Tonkin Liu
MultiPly – Waugh Thistleton Architects
St John's Music Pavilion – Clementine Blakemore
The Kissing Benches – Alison Crowther
Littoral Chances 1&2 – David Gates
My Seoul – Cristina Zani
Ian McChesney Bench – Ian McChesney
Latis Chair – Samuel Wilkinson Studio
Max Table – Max Lamb
Science Museum Lab Stool – King and Webbon
Bio Iridescent Sequin – Elissa Brunato
Burnout - Francesco Feltrin
Kent Stick Chair – Matthew Hensby
Iso Cabinets – Jack Bibbings
Udon Stool – Anton Mikkonen