A sustainable screw

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It was Sigrid Juel Jensen from Aarhus School of Architecture, who won the first prize, when 108 young design students from the Danish design and architecture schools in mid-November competed in the 2014 edition of the annual competition FSC Design Award.

Her contribution was the simple stand “Screw”, consisting of a tall FSC certified beechwood round stick with a thread. On the thread, number of arms or hooks can be screwed to be placed in different heights and directions. The Screw can act both as a coat stand and a drying rack with great flexibility, as the round stick can be adapted to different ceiling heights and set up anywhere without screws or brackets.

“Screw is a beautiful and aesthetic product with a playful form, showing traces back to ancient craft tradition, for example a workbench or a shoemaker’s last,” quote the jury panel when motivating the award.

FSC Design Award is organized by the certification agency FSC Denmark in collaboration with WWF and Forests of the World. The aim is to inspire young designers to think about sustainability when it comes to choice of materials and production methods. This year, the competition was held for the 9th time.

As winner of the FSC Design Award, Sigrid Juel Jensen is awarded with a trip to Canada, where she will visit areas with FSC-certified forests. She will also meet the indigenous people that live in the forest, and a local workshop will help her to have produced a unique, Canadian FSC-certified version of her winning design.

Read more at www.fsc.dk