• Arbolito fruit bowl by Christopher Metcalfe: connected branches that expand or collapse. Photo: ©Finewood
  • WWF-UK’s new headquarters is a major showcase for sustainable wood products
  • Glowing boatshed
  • The original manor house reflected in a contemporary addition

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Bird on mudflats

THE DESIGNER AND THE WADER

Sex alone will not save either species

The survival prospects of in-house furniture designers and my favourite creatures from nature – migrating shorebirds – are precariously balanced.

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Arbolito fruit bowl by Christopher Metcalfe: connected branches that expand or collapse. Photo: ©Finewood

READ THE FUTURE, NOT THE PAST

A new furniture design ethos in New Zealand

A surge in original wooden furniture design from New Zealand is being driven by a desire to compete on difference rather than price – as special correspondent Michael Smith reports.

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WWF-UK’s new headquarters is a major showcase for sustainable wood products

ULTRA-GREEN CHALLENGE

WWF-UK raises the bar for office buildings

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has relied heavily on sustainable wood products for its new state-of-the-art UK headquarters building.

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Glowing boatshed

ON A SHOESTRING

Placed like an abstract careened vessel

This is a classic case of an award-winning timber structure that would not have happened without the architect’s pro bono intervention.

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The original manor house reflected in a contemporary addition

THE ABSTRACT FOREST

Museum wins top Finnish wood award

Rarely does the use of wood in a public building exceed the standard set by the new Gösta Pavilion at the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, Finland.

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