Aug 25

Wood Awards partners with Material Matters for showcase at London Design Festival

The Wood Awards shortlist is set to be on display at London Design Festival as part of an exciting new partnership with the Material Matters fair, which takes place from 22-25 September.

Based on the award-winning podcast of the same name by Grant Gibson, Material Matters is the latest addition to London Design Festival as a dynamic new display of design innovation.

Materials Matters includes four days of site-specific installations and talks at the Bargehouse on the Southbank in a free to register event for all trade members.

The Wood Awards will in turn be running a partnering exhibition at the Gallery@OXO, a hyper visible space which lies between the Bargehouse and the Thames, in the very heart of London.

With both exhibitions to be focused on materials, how they are used, and their ability to shape our lives, the partnership felt natural, explains Timber Development UK (TDUK).

“We are delighted to be able to showcase the incredible Wood Awards 2022 shortlist at the London Design Festival with Material Matters”, says TDUK chief executive David Hopkins.

“The Wood Awards is the highest architecture and design accolade of the UK timber industry, and each year we see the quality continue to grow.

“This year is no exception, and I can say without hesitation that this year’s shortlist shows that the UK has some of the most exciting timber talent in the world.

“Amidst the exhibition, we are also delighted to be able to launch Timber Development UK as a completely integrated organisation which can help revolutionise our built environment.

“2022 will be a time to celebrate all things wood, as the timber supply chain for the first time truly comes together under one roof, from supplier all the way to specifier.

“We hope all our members, longstanding, new, and prospective, as well as the wider public, are able to enjoy this moment with us, along with these stunning entries to the Wood Awards.”

“We’re delighted that the Wood Awards shortlist will be unveiled at Material Matters 2022”, says Grant Gibson, co-founder of Material Matters 2022.

“As its name suggests, the new fair is all about how we use materials, so it’s completely appropriate that an installation devoted to the best buildings and products made from wood should act as its gateway in gallery@oxo,”

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