The Wood Awards 2017 - Arnold Laver sponsors the Gold Award
The Wood Awards
aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood. Arnold Laver are proud sponsors of the Arnold Laver Gold Award which is the project that the judges deem to be the best of all the winners.
The judges have selected 34 projects that represent the best of British architecture and product design in the world's only naturally sustainable material.The shortlist will be on display at the London Design Fair, 21-24th September at Old Truman Brewery.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite Student Designer project during the show.
Established in 1971, the Wood Awards recognises, encourages and promotes outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood in projects throughout the UK. The Wood Awards’ elite independent judging panel not only judges all submitted entries but also visits the shortlisted projects in person, making the Wood Awards a uniquely rigorous competition.
The Wood Awards’ top prize, the Arnold Laver Gold Award, goes to the overall winner of winners. Previous Gold Award winners include: The Hurlingham Club Outdoor Pool by David Morley Architects, the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects, The Fishing Hut by Niall McLaughlin Architects, and, most recently, Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building by Foster + Partners.
The Wood Awards shortlist and winners all receive social media and PR exposure. The Wood Awards shortlist will be announced in July and everyone involved in a shortlisted project will be invited to attend the Wood Awards ceremony in London on 21 November 2017. The shortlisted projects will be on display at the ceremony as well as at an exhibition during the London Design Festival. All Wood Award winners receive trophies and certificates.
All previous category winners from 2003 onwards can now be found on the new digital archive on the Wood Awards website here
With permission from the owner, anyone associated with a building or product completed in the last two years, can enter. Buildings must be located within the UK whilst furniture and other products must have been either designed or manufactured in the UK. There are no restrictions on the size, budget or function of entries. The competition is free to enter and entrants may submit more than one project.