Words on Wood
Tree shorts: cherry
A bitesize episode exploring American cherry and all of its unique properties, featuring UK based designer Mac Collins.
S2E4: The World Forest ID with Phil Guillery, Jade Saunders and Victor Deklerk from Kew Gardens
Season 2, Ep. 4
Faced with the challenges posed by illegal logging, a global consortium of organisations has now turned to science to find a solution. The World Forest ID is a new initiative that uses georeferenced wood samples to be able to analyse any timber and discover where exactly it was harvested. In this episode, the podcast talks to the people behind the project and dives into the development of this new technology, examining how greater information about provenance may lead to better governance of the world’s forests. Words on Wood is hosted by Oli Stratford and India Block and produced by Evi Hall.
Tree shorts: hard maple
A bitesize episode exploring American hard maple and all of its unique properties, featuring Danish designer Maria Bruun.
S2E3: Old crafts, new ways with Stephen Burks and Orhan Niksic
Season 2, Ep. 3
While technology and digital processes accelerate and permeate design, a number of designers have turned towards traditional craft processes to find contemporary modes of expression. Designer Stephen Burks and OrhanNiksic of Bosnian furniture brand Zanat join the podcast to talk about their approaches towards traditional woodwork and how 21st-century design can find fresh social resonances in timeworn techniques.