For decades, if not centuries, human architecture was driven by the willingness to make bold statements to leave a mark for the builder and for the architect.
When I stroll through a furniture retailer, I always watch how people react to the variety of surface materials offered. One pattern can be seen consistently: if a table top is wood, everyone touches it, feels it and the contact obviously pleases. Nobody strokes a table that is made of glass or other artificial surfaces.
Our ancestors believed that the Earth was flat and that the sun was the center of the universe. Fire, water, air and soil were considered to be the four building blocks of everything. The constellation of stars has been thought to influence human life directly. In hindsight, many widely-held opinions of the past look almost entertaining.
For about 2 years, a project team at Danzer, headed by James Angel of Danzer UK has been investigating better options for the packaging material that Danzer uses.
The year 2017 is almost over – another 12 months swept by. It is hard to believe that we will soon use “2018”, when we write the date on a piece of paper.
With digital innovations the economic factor of building with wood is undeniable and it is therefore going to become even more attractive in the future.
Kengo Kuma’s design wins the competition for the Olympic stadium in Tokyo for the games in 2020.
I am proud to announce that our new, improved website went live today. Our online presence now more accurately represents who Danzer is and what we stand for, reflecting our transformation in response to significant industry changes over the past decade.