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Discovered: Designers for tomorrow
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Discovered: Designers for tomorrow

Wallpaper* and American Hardwood Export Council present Discovered, a platform to promote and support design’s next generation, in partnership with the Design Museum, London.⁠ 20 designers from 16 countries across the world have been invited to create an object that represents the functional and emotional connections to our everyday objects, guided by the themes of...

SLOW: slow design for fast change
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SLOW: slow design for fast change

With a focus on American red oak, hard and soft maple and cherry, AHEC has teamed up with 9 young designers to create an object that reflects their approach towards “slow design for fast change”. The result is an exercise in how young voices of design re-think their profession today, when factoring in the aspects...

Jason Brooker – Greenwich Peninsula, Design District at Greenwich Peninsula
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Jason Brooker – Greenwich Peninsula, Design District at Greenwich Peninsula

Jason’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighborhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. Jason Brooker’s Greenwich Designpost pushes the possibilities...

Kate Woodcock Fowles – Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Design District
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Kate Woodcock Fowles – Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Design District

Kate’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighbourhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. The form of Kate’s Designnpost explores the...

Megan Makinson – Shoreditch, Shoreditch Design Triangle
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Megan Makinson – Shoreditch, Shoreditch Design Triangle

Megan’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighborhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. Megan Makinson’s Shoreditch Designpost weaves in narratives...

Daegyu Kim – the Design Museum
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Daegyu Kim – the Design Museum

Daegyu’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighbourhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. The majestic sweeping curve of Regent Street...

The Story of Designposts
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The Story of Designposts

One of the most important additions for London Design Festival 2021, the Designposts project introduces a series of wooden sculptures to the streets of London, each capturing the spirit of one of the festival’s 10 dedicated design districts. A collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), and three leading British furniture makers –...

Designposts – Alba Elezi – King’s Cross, King’s Cross Design District
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Designposts – Alba Elezi – King’s Cross, King’s Cross Design District

Alba’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighbourhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. Combining sculptural beauty with practical function, Alba...

Aude Saint Joanis – Park Royal, Park Royal Design District
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Aude Saint Joanis – Park Royal, Park Royal Design District

Aude’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighbourhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. Aude Saint Joanis’s design draws inspiration from...

Carrie Coningsby – Islington, Islington Design District
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Carrie Coningsby – Islington, Islington Design District

Carrie’s Designpost is part of a wider collaboration between LDF, the American Hardwood Export Council, and three leading British furniture makers Benchmark, Sebastian Cox and Jan Hendzel that pays tribute to London’s neighbourhoods and presents the potential of an underused and highly sustainable material – American red oak. To honour Islington’s history as a block-printing...