19 Nov , 2017  


The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the leading international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing the committed exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major U.S. hardwood production trade associations. 



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Tactile, warm, unique, natural and sustainable are just some of the adjectives ascribed to American hardwoods by architects and designers in the Middle East with whom we have collaborated. It is for these reasons, and many more, that a growing number of designers in the region are choosing to work with them.


A simplified explanation of the NHLA grading system, which is the national standard for the U.S. hardwood lumber industry and forms the basis for export grading.

A fully illustrated and comprehensive technical guide to the properties, characteristics and applications of the commercially available American hardwood species.

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Seed to Seat

For the UAE edition, seven designers worked closely with a local joinery manufacturer to build seven unique pieces using American tulipwood, red oak and cherry. The designers involved with the project were Fadi Sarieddine (Fadi Sarieddine Design Studio), Anna Szonyi (Studio Anna Szonyi), Tarik Al Zaharna (T.ZED Architects), Bruce Paget (Heriot-Watt University – Dubai Campus), George Kahler (Kahler Design), Pallavi Dean (Pallavi Dean Interiors) and Hana Akram (Studio EM). Their pieces were launched at ‘Design Days Dubai’ in March 2017, the Middle East and South Asia’s only annual fair dedicated to collectible modern and contemporary design works.

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