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Our award winning ‘Western Australian Hardwoods’ stand at the Furnitex Connect exhibition in Melbourne last July showcased an exciting range of innovative furniture pieces made from unique Western Australian native timbers.

The Commission proudly partnered with reputable and emerging native timber furniture designers, manufacturers and timber suppliers to promote the state’s sustainably managed native timbers to national and international buyers.

The objective was to demonstrate the strength and versatility of our hardwoods for use in contemporary furniture. The natural characteristics of feature grade jarrah and marri were popular with furniture enthusiasts, potential customers and members of the public.

Western Australia performed exceedingly well in the Australian Contemporary Emerging Design awards that were open to students and up and coming designers from all fields related to the furniture industry.


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