Canadian Wood teamed-up with Bram Woodcrafting studio to create novel designs in western hemlock at the Mumbai 2019 exhibition.
The PEFC / FSC certified Canadian Wood is sourced from British Columbia, Canada as it is the global leader in certified forests and the world’s biggest lumber exporter.
Canadian Wood partnered with Bram Rouws, a carpenter, cabinet maker and furniture designer from Limoges, France to demonstrate live wood craft sessions, where the main feature of the show was Geodesic design. As an extension of the Furniture and Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) scheme, Bram also directed workshop sessions for students.
A pergola was built by Bram Woodcrafting Studio at the event using Canadian Wood species, where at the VVIP gold lounge section, it included a comprehensive array of furniture made in western hemlock wood.
The architects, interior designers, builders, developers and consultants present, immensely admired the adaptability of the Canadian Wood species and the numerous option it presented.
Expounding on the successful outcome of the exhibition, Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, FII-India said, “We are happy to partner with Bram Rouws, with his expertise in carpentry and furniture designing he has created a masterpiece structure at the Mumbai Wood Exhibition. India’s love for wood is legendary, and we have also recognised this welcome trend in savvy consumers who increasingly demand for a commitment from designers, developers and manufacturers towards conserving the environment, while using natural materials like wood. Thus, they look for suppliers from sustainable sources, who can demonstrate their environmental credentials as well.”
Western hemlock from British Columbia, Canada is perfect for furniture building, panelling, doors, windows and interior décor. The wood generates a modern, traditional and clear look as it is non-resinous and takes on most paints, stains and finishes. Hemlock wood is the quintessential pick for a versatile appearance, as it has good strength to weight ratio, excellent machining properties, it shapes well and polishes beautifully.
Forestry Innovation Consulting Pvt. Ltd.(Canadian Wood) FII, is a crown agency of the government of British Columbia (B.C.), the western most province of Canada. Its sanction is to encourage wood products from B.C. Canada in the off-shore markets, and to position it as a global supplier of quality, environmentally responsible wood products from sustainably supervised forests, by bringing about an awareness and propagating education through information on the wide variety of timber products and the technical support available. Its brand, Canadian Wood which was established in 2013, thus targets an audience globally.