DESIGN 21: Social Design Network recently announced the winner of the Going With the Grain Challenge: Swedish furniture designer Charlie Davidson has won for his Uni Table design.

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Going With the Grain Challenge in news events home furnishings  Category

Developed by The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Chapter of the Forest Stewardship Council to promote conscientious consumerism through responsible design, Going With the Grain called on designers to conceptualize an object using a single sheet of FSC-certified plywood without the use of hardware or glue. As the overall winner, Davidson will receive a one-year membership to Material Connexion and a manufactured sample of his design. A prototype will also be auctioned to support The Nature Conservancy’s sustainable forestry work.

Check out the honorable mentions:

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Lounge by Damian Barton

Going With the Grain Challenge in news events home furnishings  Category

Wooble by Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy

Going With the Grain Challenge in news events home furnishings  Category

Swollen Surface by Brian Hamilton

Going With the Grain Challenge in news events home furnishings  Category

Notch Table by Brendan Revenhill

Going With the Grain Challenge in news events home furnishings  Category

Little Star by Ben Huggins

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Bookcase by D. E. Sellers

Going With the Grain Challenge in news events home furnishings  Category

Twigs by Anviere