Wood Awards 2019 – Furniture winners

Priya Khanchandani, editor of Icon magazine, hosted this year’s Wood Awards at Carpenters’ Hall in London.

The annual event has once again showcased the very best projects from furniture to commercial buildings

The winners for the Furniture categories are as follows:

Bespoke Winner: The Kissing Benches

  • Designer/maker: Alison Crowther
  • Client/owner: Glyndebourne
  • Wood supplier: Neil Humphries
  • Timber conversion: Vastern Timber
  • Photography: Jacqui Hurst
  • Wood species: English oak

Bespoke Winner:  Littoral Chances 1&2

  • Designer/maker: David Gates
  • Vitreous enamel on steel panels: Helen Carnac
  • Wood supplier: Adamson & Low, English Woodland Timber and Timberline
  • Wood species: European oak, bog oak, ripple sycamore, Cedar of Lebanon and Douglas fir, American bird’s eye maple

Pic credit – David-Gates

Production Winner: Ian McChesney Bench

  • Designer: Ian McChesney
  • Manufacturer: Benchmark
  • Wood supplier: PB Hardwoods and English Woodlands Timber
  • Wood species: European oak or American Black Walnut

Student Designer Winner: Bio Iridescent Sequin

  • Designer/maker: Elissa Brunato
  • University/college: Central Saint Martins, Material Futures
  • Bio-engineering wood/cellulose: Research Institutes
  • of Sweden (RISE), Hjalmar Granberg and Tiffany Abitbol
  • Wood species: Canadian softwood Kraft pulp

People’s Choice Award Winner: Udon Stool

  • Designer: Anton Mikkonen
  • University/college: The Sir John Cass School of Art
  • Wood Species: ash

For more information on the winning products read the Winter edition of Timber Construction which can be viewed at




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