Sustainable furniture design at the Botanics

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The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh has a new visitor centre, the John Hope Gateway, a building designed with sustainable materials, energy saving measures and renewable energy production by Edward Cullinan Architects.

The John Hope Gateway is also an education centre, with areas for children to learn and discover about plants, with a range of permanent and temporary exhibitions.

On exhibition, the Wych Elm Project, showcases handmade furniture designed by Scottish furniture makers. The furniture has been made from a magnificent wych elm, Ulmus glabra, that was felled in 2003 as it had become infected with Dutch elm disease.

Botanics links
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh website
Botanics on facebook
Botanics on twitter
Makers taking part in the project

ESI Links
UK bespoke furniture makers

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One Response to “Sustainable furniture design at the Botanics”

  1. uberVU - social comments Says:

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by ESIinteriors: @TheBotanics did a blog post on the Wych Elm project, from a furniture design perspective: http://wp.me/pCmMB-6W

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