If you have spent any time in London or Milan over the past few years, you will probably have been aware of the artistic collaborations with which AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) has been involved. This will particularly be the case if you have taken part in the London Design Festival or the Fiera (Milan’s furniture fair) where most of these collaborations have taken place.
ALISON BROOKS ARCHITECTS
Founded in 1996, Alison Brooks Architects has developed an international reputation for delivering design excellence in projects ranging from urban regeneration, master planning, public buildings for the arts, higher education and housing. ABA’s award-winning architecture is born from intensive research into the cultural, social and environmental contexts of each project. This approach enables us to develop authentic, responsive solutions for our buildings and urban schemes, each with a distinct identity. Combining formal invention with rigorous attention to detail, ABA’s buildings have proved to satisfy our client’s expectations and positively impact the urban realm. Alison Brooks Architects is the only UK practice to have won the RIBA’s three most prestigious awards for architecture - the 2008 Stirling Prize for Accordia Cambridge, the Manser Medal and the Stephen Lawrence Prize. ABA numerous national and international awards include the 2012 Architect of the Year and Housing Architect of the Year.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. From 90 offices in 35 countries our 11,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion.
AMERICAN HARDWOOD EXPORT COUNCIL
For over 20 years the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has been at the forefront of wood promotion in Europe, successfully building a distinctive and creative brand for U.S. hardwoods. AHEC’s support for creative design projects such as The Wish List for London Design Festival, FIVE at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 demonstrates the performance potential of these sustainable materials and provides valuable inspiration.
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THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
The London Design Festival is a key constituent of London’s Autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival. Established in 2003 its role is to celebrate and promote London as the world’s design capital and gateway to the to the international design community and it has now established a reputation as one of the largest and most exciting design events in the world. This year the Festival will run from 17-25 September and over 400 events and installations will be on offer across the capital, from an exciting programme at the V&A to a major installation in Trafalgar Square plus over 300 partners who will participate in the nine day Festival.
ZÜBLIN Timber stands for ambitious and pioneered solutions in the field of timber construction. We are your single-source provider for the development, production, delivery, and execution of high-quality construction systems, from timber construction projects to timber engineering to turnkey project execution. We, the timber construction team of Züblin, MERK and Stephan, work hand in hand with our clients to develop efficient solutions and a sustainable quality of life.
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe's largest university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. It is a federation of six internationally renowned colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. UAL was recently ranked one of the world's top 5 universities for art and design 2016/17 in QS World University Rankings.
Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, is one of the world’s leading art and design institutions specialising in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Interior and Textile Design. Alumni include Turner Prize winning artists Anish Kapoor and Chris Ofili, Oscar winner Steve McQueen and actor Alan Rickman. Chelsea is one of the six Colleges of University of the Arts London (UAL).
This London based design studio manages a broad portfolio of international lighting projects that range in scale from towers and masterplan developments to residences and art installations. From collaborations with established architecture practices to more progressive emerging designers, our work aims to integrate lighting design into projects which often challenge the design industry, both technically and conceptually. The work encompasses a broad spectrum of architectural styles - from fluid dynamic forms to orthogonal pixilations, from scripted patterns to parametric geometries. SEAM has been a supporter to The London Design Festival and annual design partner to LDF's talented artists and architects for since 2011.
Established in 1976, Atrium is the UK’s longest standing independent architectural lighting supplier. Atrium specialise in the supply of high quality design-led technical and decorative luminaires to the commercial project market, covering leisure and hospitality, high-end residential, retail, and office fit out. They operate at various levels of involvement – from straight forward supplier of luminaires and associated hardware, through to working alongside or under instruction from clients and their consultants, to giving expert advice to electrical contractors at installation stage.
Grupo MCI, founded in 1972 in Barcelona, is an international leading engineering and manufacturer company of integral architectural lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. With almost 45 years' experience in the lighting industry, the last twenty years the business focus of the company is on the research, development and innovation (R+D+i), emphasizing lighting project design and exclusively manufacturing 100% with LED lighting products.
The Barcelona Headquarter is located close to the Barcelona International Airport, with facilities encompassing over 8.000 square meters for R+D+i, engineering, electrical, mechanical, lighting project development, quality control, production, warehouse and logistic departments. We work closely with professional partners such as architects, engineers, lighting designers, and interior designers to provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting products, many of which can be custom designed to fit their specific applications. We understand how lighting affects people in all aspects of their everyday life. This is why we always strive to deliver the correct solution for our customer's application.
Lighting strengthens the brands and reinforces the brand experiences.