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The world’s first LEED v4 certified project: Haworth Beijing

American professional furniture maker, Haworth, announces that its showroom in Beijing’s Parkview Green building has been recognized as the world’s first certified LEED project under the new LEED version 4 beta programme. The USGBC awarded LEED Gold status after the project earned 71 out of the possible 110 points. To achieve the green building certification, […] Read more

Conversions and Cool offices: Temple Studios’ warehouse offices in Bristol, UK

A once-derelict building in Bristol, UK has been renovated into Temple Studios, a provider flexible office space to a variety of creative companies. Temple Studios, once a derelict 1930s building, has been given new life after a comprehensive refurbishment and is now a thriving hub for the creative industries in the heart of the Bristol Enterprise Zone. The […] Read more

Cool offices: Wood & Grieve in Perth, Australia

Wood and Grieve Engineers recently took occupancy of a new office space in Perth, Australia. Together with Woodhead they created an adaptable and flexible new workplace environment to accommodate their existing staff requirements and future projected growth, catering for in excess of 230 engineering, administrative and support staff over the 3,000 square meters (32,292 square feet) […] Read more

Next Life: Nepalese trashed silk into funky furniture

Fabric waste becomes an end material for handcrafted furniture by Istanbul-based designer Meb-Rure. Featuring a chair and ottoman, this fun and funky furniture duo is made of oak and recycled silk reclaimed from Nepal. The production of these bright and bold pieces of ‘Recycled Silk’ furniture also provides work opportunities for unemployed women from Nepal […] Read more

A very light timber table

Developed in collaboration with Canadian manufacturer Corelam, London-based designer Benjamin Hubert has created the world’s lightest timber table. Unveiled at the Aram store during London Design Festival, ‘Ripple’, spans 2.5m x 1m and weighs just 9 kilograms. Because of the processes involved in producing the corrugated medium – 3-ply 0.8mm birch aircraft plywood – the laminated […] Read more

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