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      The Workshop of Dreams unites four of Spain’s most exciting architects and designers, with inspiring talents from diverse cultural fields. Martha Thorne and Benedetta Tagliabue came together to create this Family of Tables, using American alder and other American hardwood species.

American alder

American alder is the major commercial species grown on the western seaboard of the USA and is unique to the hardwood forest resources of North America; one of the few red hardwood species.

Latin Name

Alnus rubra

Other Common Names

red alder, Western red alder, Western alder


American alder trees grow prolifically in the Pacific Northwest under sustainable management. Alder has a relatively short rotation, taking less time to harvest than most other hardwoods.

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