For the 10th edition of 3daysofdesign, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) presents Three – an exhibition exploring the creative potential of hardwood timbers and a new generation of Scandinavian designers.
As disrupted global supply chains and climate crisis create an urgent need for the design industry to rethink timber sourcing and make the switch to more environmentally responsible hardwoods, AHEC is setting out the case for American hardwoods such as red oak, cherry and maple. Three has been conceived to demonstrate the possibilities of these woods as sustainable, affordable materials through a trio of extraordinary pieces that tread the porous border between functional design and sculptural art.
The three design-makers exhibiting each represent a different Nordic country: Anne Brandhøj from Denmark, Pia Högman from Sweden, and Anna Maria Øfstedal Eng from Norway. Selected by AHEC for their affinity with natural materials, their commitment to sustainable making, and the beauty and poetry of their practice, each has been given one hardwood and free rein to explore its creative potential in whatever way they like.
Three will run from 7–9 June at Amaliegade 14A in Copenhagen during 3daysofdesign 2023.