Canadian Wood with FOAID 2018 honors innovation, function and aesthetic advancements in the furniture Industry. Students from premiere architecture colleges across Delhi and Mumbai will work under the expert guidance of established architects and Interior designers. The students are provided with western hemlock wood to create unique furniture pieces. Available as sawn lumber in India, western hemlock is ideal for producing solid wood furniture.
Western hemlock is an outstanding wood for solid wood furniture and interior designing. It’s known worldwide for its even density and excellent machining properties. Hemlock is firmly established as an excellent wood for mouldings and interior woodworking.
Its popular applications include furniture, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, ladders and other utility purposes.
It can be planed and sanded to an even, smooth finish and its natural beautiful grain and carving properties make it popular among furniture manufacturers. Being non-resinous and light in color, it can take on any paint, stains and finishes for that perfect look.
Asmita Kumar Patnaik
Naitik Jayesh Gala
Rashi Ketan Dave
Saivi Nandan Shah
Saumil Mehul Sanghavi
Savalee Jayendra Tikle
Yashvi Naresh Gala
Wood Is Good Design Competition 2018 is one of India’s premier furniture design competitions, organised by Canadian Wood, in association with FOAID. This annual design competition creates an opportunity for architecture students to showcase their talent through unique woodwork, all of which are created using wood, sourced exclusively from Canada’s sustainable forests.
This year, five colleges from Delhi were keen to display their wood designing skills. These colleges worked under the expert guidance and mentorship of well-established architects and interior designers to put their best foot forward. Our esteemed mentors who were part of our competition were Parvez Almar, Rajeev Agarwal, Ar. Anika Mittal Dhwawn, Ar. Kapil Aggarwal, and Ar. Niranjan Bhowal.They imparted their years of experience to their respective teams, encouraged them to think differently, innovate and create something unique. To appreciate the designs and gauge a winner amongst them, an impressive jury was deployed. The competition was judged by a panel of jury members who are leaders and stalwarts of the architecture community including Arun Kumar Bij, Gurpreet Singh and Mohanbir Singh.
After a thorough assessment, our esteemed jury ruled in the favour of Amity University, Noida that secured a gold prize! They designed a concept around Andrea's Rose, a form of origami that involves fractals in a repetitive form. They successfully showcased the texture of the used species through their design and simultaneously accommodated four seating, one rack, one cabinet, a central table and some other storage spaces. The other two runners-up teams were GD Goenka School of Architecture and Planning and Jamia Millia Islamia University, respectively.
After discovering innovative ideas of aspiring architects in Delhi, Wood is Good 2018 Design Competition is back with its Mumbai edition. Join us on this delightful journey on December 7 & 8, 2018, and get ready to be impressed by the future of the architecture industry.