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.
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:
Lounge by Damian Barton
Wooble by Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy
Swollen Surface by Brian Hamilton
Notch Table by Brendan Revenhill
Little Star by Ben Huggins
Bookcase by D. E. Sellers
Twigs by Anviere