Over the course of 10 months, Roger&Sons will undertake research and development in order to better understand local wood, and the challenges encountered in its utilisation, such as wood warpage. The team will also develop sustainable and eco-friendly processes and mediums to stabilize the wood, paving the way for Singapore to make better use of the resources that we already have, rather than importing from overseas.
A conscious effort will also be made to ensure that every part of the tree is utilized, where manufacturing by-products such as sawdust and wood chips can be developed for applications such as fertilizer and packaging material.
Furniture from local wood for the Mandai Development
At the end of the project, Roger&Sons will be showcasing their work at the National Design Centre. They will be sharing the eco-friendly and sustainable wood stabilisers developed, furniture and products made from local wood as part of a series of educational activities to raise awareness of local wood.
Find out more about the Good Design Research initiative.