Event 2022

Forest Tales

By: American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC)
Special Mention Fuorisalone Award

A collection of design objects conceived during the pandemic and made from three sustainable hardwoods from American forests. The question of a change of perspective is integral to both the form and content of the installation: Forest Tales is not just a showcase of creativity, but a manifesto against waste in design, a plea for a more considered choice of materials and a challenge to the status quo. The exhibition, staged by Studio Swine, features works by contemporary designers, both established and emerging - including Thomas Heatherwick, Jaime Hayon, Maria Jeglinska-Adamczewska, Maria Bruun and Mac Collins - in an installation that encourages visitors to explore these sustainable materials and to reflect on the relationship between forests and our everyday objects. Also on display will be four solid wood tables that won the A seat at a table competition, promoted by AHEC and RIVA 1920, with the aim of offering emerging Italian design talents a platform to showcase their ideas.

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