Headed by Wendy Maruyama, this year marks the second time that this group has presented on World Wood Day. Nicknamed “The Elephant in the Room”, inspired by their debut in Nepal last year, the Wood Design group comprises of practitioners in furniture design, industrial design and installation/interior design. This year we are including special guest artist Eric Adjetey Anang, a traditional coffin maker from Ghana. True to the theme of the 'elephant in the room’, the group strives to present a different aspect of design and its cultural roots. We are also proud to host Brian Reid, who will be giving a talk about the value of teaching woodworking to prisoners, through the Maine Prison Outreach. And last, but not least, David Trubridge, a designer from New Zealand will present a talk, “Beauty Matters”, and true to this year’s theme of ROOTS, he will be building a canoe inspired by traditional New Zealand canoes from the Aua and Wuvulu islands.
WWDF is proud to partner with the Wood program at California State University at Long Beach (CSULB).
Two upcoming Wood Design activities will be held on California State University at Long Beach (CSULB) campus. Please feel free to join.