David Adjaye joins hands with the AHEC for the London Design Festival

This year's London Design Festival sees architect David Adjaye working with The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) to create a pavilion of American tulipwood.

This year's London Design Festival sees architect David Adjaye working with The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) to create a pavilion of American tulipwood.

The 'Size + Matter' project will be a focal point for the Festival demonstrating the flexibility of American tulipwood, blurring the boundaries between architecture, design, engineering and sculpture.

"This has been an extraordinary project for us. We were delighted when David Adjaye chose American tulipwood - a wood normally associated with more mundane applications. This project shows it literally in a new light and I believe the result will be spectacular,"? said David Venables, AHEC's European director.

The pavilion will be installed for one month near the Canteen restaurant on London's iconic Southbank. Its open design is said to invite visitors to experience the effect of natural light and contrast of the curved interior.

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