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  • Pine in spotlight at Venice Architecture Biennale

    PRESS RELEASE Swedish pine has pride of place as the industry organisation Swedish Wood, architectural practice In Praise of Shadows and furniture manufacturer Källemo join forces for the Swedish association of architects’ exhibition at the ongoing Architecture Biennale in Venice. As a wood nation, Sweden has plenty to offer at this time when forest resources and wood construction are in sharp focus in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

  • Jörgen Hermansson from Södra becomes new chairman of European Wood

    PRESS RELEASE At European Wood’s meeting on Tuesday 29 May, Jörgen Hermansson of Swedish forest company Södra was appointed the new chairman, succeeding Jan Söderlind of the industry organisation Swedish Wood. European Wood is a collaborative platform based around the European sawmill industry whose aim is to influence building regulations and standardisation, primarily in China and Japan. In addition to Sweden, which is responsible for coordinating the work, the body also includes representatives from the sawmill industry in Norway, Finland and Austria.

  • India has the potential to become an important market for Swedish pine in the future

    PRESS RELEASE The Indian wood industry is showing strong interest in Swedish pine, particularly for furniture and joinery. Indian architects and designers are also proving inquisitive about the versatile and sustainable material. This was what industry organisation Swedish Wood discovered from its participation in the India Wood trade show alongside nine Swedish sawmill companies.

  • Swedish pine – material of the future in the Trend Exhibition at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    PRESS RELEASE Pine’s position as an interesting material of the future is clearly showcased in the Trend Exhibition created by the Swedish design studio Halleroed for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair on 6–10 February. It is a wood species that can take on a wealth of innovative expressions thanks to modern surface treatments and new technology. There are many reasons why this is an exciting collaboration for the industry organisation Swedish Wood.

  • The Swedish sawmill industry sees big potential to support the fast-growing Vietnamese wood processing industry

    PRESS RELEASE The Swedish sawmill industry, gathered under the name Swedish Wood, participated in the Vietnam Wood fair in Ho Chi Minh City, and organized a seminar together with three Vietnamese wood and furniture industry associations. At the event, Swedish Wood presented special features of Swedish wood and its application in modern design and architecture, including the benefits of using Swedish wood as an innovative material to support the Vietnamese wood processing industry.

  • Swedish wood construction an attractive prospect in Russia

    Russia is a country with substantial access to forest raw material, making it an important player in the forest industry. But for news about the latest trends in wood construction, Russia’s major architectural fair ARCH Moscow turned to Sweden.

  • Swedish pine is a material of the future in China, according to a trend report

    Wood products in Swedish pine were exhibited in the China Design Trends Gallery at Asia’s leading international design event, Design Shanghai, on 8-11 March 2017. The pine was used to illustrate the trend “Playful Craftsmanship”, which reflects the demand from the Chinese middle class for unique design that tells a story.

  • DesigninPine - Nine new furniture designs promote pine in Sweden and China

    At the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair on 7-11 February, third-year students on the Furniture Design programme at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies (Malmstens) will be presenting the results of the unique collaborative project #DesigninPine. There are nine items of furniture, each representing a successful meeting of Swedish design, Swedish pine and modern Chinese furniture manufacturing. Welcome to the launch and VIP gathering.

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