Going With the Grain Challenge

uni table by charlie davidson

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.

uni table by charlie davidson

uni table by charlie davidson

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

Lounge by Damian Barton

wooble christine yogiaman and kentracy

Wooble by Christine Yogiaman and Ken Tracy

swollen surface by brian hamilton

Swollen Surface by Brian Hamilton

notch table by brendan ravenhill

Notch Table by Brendan Revenhill

little star by ben huggins

Little Star by Ben Huggins

bookcase by d. e. sellers

Bookcase by D. E. Sellers

birdsnest twigs by anviere

Twigs by Anviere

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.