American Hardwood Export Council

International Furniture Fair Singapore 2018


The American hardwood pavilion, designed by Jarrod Lim with its striking oak TMT, will introduce architects and designers to the opportunities that this technology now offers. Several other American species, such as ash and tulipwood, have performed well in projects – all part of a programme by AHEC to expand the use of the world’s most sustainable hardwood resource. 

Inspired by experiences with luxury yachts, specifically hulls and rudders, the Fin collection uses these shapes to take full advantage of the remarkable properties of thermally modified American hardwood. The sculptural forms show off the innate beauty of the treated timber that has a natural chocolate colour, which is uniform throughout each plank. The separated design of the horizontal elements is not only for decoration but it discreetly provides drainage areas for water to run through, when the furniture is used outdoors.