The 3-day live demo on Western Hemlock culminated into this Geodesic design. Present is the Canadian Wood and Bram woodcrafting studio team
The 3-day live demo on Western Hemlock culminated into this Geodesic design. Present is the Canadian Wood and Bram woodcrafting studio team

Canadian Wood showcases Western Hemlock at Mumbai Wood exhibition

Architects, interior designers, builders and developers as well as consultants were impressed with the versatility of the Canadian Wood species and its many possibilities

Canadian Wood associated with Bram Woodcrafting studio to create warm and inspirational designs in Western Hemlock at the Mumbai Wood 2019 exhibition in Mumbai. The PEFC and/or FSC certified Canadian Wood is sourced from BC, Canada. It is pertinent to note here that Canada is the world leader in certified forests, and the world’s largest lumber exporter. 

Canadian Wood partnered with Bram Rouws, a carpenter, cabinet maker and furniture designer from Limoges, France for a live wood craft session. The highlight of the show was Geodesic design – a pergola created by Bram Woodcrafting Studio at the event using Canadian Wood species. As part of the Furniture & Fittings Skill Council (FFSC) initiative, Bram conducted the workshop session for students. Canadian Wood created a gold lounge for VVIP members attending the event. The pergola at the gold lounge consisted of a wide range of furniture made in Western Hemlock.

The Canadian Wood lounge featuring a Western Red Cedar pergola and interior furniture at Mumbai Wood 2019

The architects, interior designers, builders and developers as well as consultants were impressed with the versatility of the Canadian Wood species and the many possibilities it presented to them to design in wood for different applications in future.

Speaking about the success 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 recognised the welcome trend of savvy consumers increasingly demanding a commitment from designers, developers and manufacturers towards conserving the environment while using natural materials like wood. Thus, they look for suppliers of wood from sustainable sources that can demonstrate their environmental credentials as well.”

The Hemlock Geodesic piece (left) with the designer petal chair (right) made in mixed Canadian Wood species

The Western Hemlock from British Columbia (BC) Canada is ideal for furniture, panelling, doors, windows and interior décor. The wood gives a contemporary, traditional and clear look as it is non-resinous and takes on most paints, stains and finishes well. Hemlock wood is the perfect choice for a versatile look on woodworking projects. The wood has good strength-to-weight ratio, has excellent machining properties, it shapes well and polishes beautifully. 

About Forestry Innovation Consulting Pvt Ltd (Canadian Wood)
FII is a crown agency of the government of British Columbia (BC), the western-most province of Canada. Its mandate is to promote wood products from BC Canada in the offshore markets and to position it as a global supplier of quality, environmentally responsible wood products from sustainably managed forests by creating awareness and spreading education through information on the wide variety of timber products available from BC Canada and the technical support. Its brand/logo Canadian Wood was established in 2013 to reach out to and convey an understanding of its activities by its target audience globally.

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