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The Sweet Spot
by David Venables

The Smile is an urban pavilion that we created for the London Design Festival 20 [...]

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The brief that inspired a smile: An interview with David Venables
by Ruth Slavid

A dramatic structure is going to sit in the courtyard of Chelsea College of Art, [...]

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Designing the Smile: An interview with Alison Brooks
by Ruth Slavid

There is something about The Smile, the installation in tulipwood CLT (cross lam [...]

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Engineering The Smile: An interview with Andrew Lawrence
by Ruth Slavid

The Smile may be a jaunty, cheerful installation but it is evident, even on a ca [...]

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Innovative communication is the key to market development for American hardwoods
by David Venables

Amid shifting organisational and market restructures in Europe, the American Har [...]

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The future for American hardwoods: 2016 and beyond
by AHEC

The theme for our European conference this year in Copenhagen is the future for [...]

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Exports of American hardwood into Europe in 2015 – an annual review
by AHEC

As spring has sprung we have completed our annual review of the American hardwoo [...]

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Another bite of the cherry
by Katie Treggiden

For Milan’s Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in April 2015, Kolman Boye used their [...]

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Creating a Room on a Hill
by Ruth Slavid

When the children at Chisenhale Primary School in east London come rushing outsi [...]

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Working with hardwood; AJ&B share their experience with thermally modified tulipwood
by AHEC

Last year AHEC collaborated with architect Asif Khan and carpenters Aldworth Jam [...]

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The Invisible Store of Happiness: Thinking
by Katie Treggiden

Furniture designer Sebastian Cox is passionate about English coppiced hazel. So [...]

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The Invisible Store of Happiness: Making
by Katie Treggiden

They say it takes a village, and despite Sebastian Cox and Laura Ellen Bacon bei [...]

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