31 July 2019

Wood Awards 2019 shortlist announced

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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.

Buildings Shortlist

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

Furniture Shortlist


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


Student Designer

Bio Iridescent Sequin – Elissa Brunato

Burnout - Francesco Feltrin

Kent Stick Chair – Matthew Hensby

Iso Cabinets – Jack Bibbings

Udon Stool – Anton Mikkonen


View the shortlisted projects