Timber has been used to make furniture for thousands of years due to it being versatile, durable and readily available.
As a renewable material with low embodied carbon, wood is a popular sustainable material choice among designers.
It has an appealing natural grain that changes in tone and pattern depending on the species of the tree, and can be left in its natural state or treated with paints and varnishes.
Read on to see the latest furniture designs and products made from wood featured on Dezeen Showroom:
The chaise lounge comes in a choice of laminated Douglas fir or cherry wood and the design is available in a self-build version, informed by the work of late Italian designer Enzo Mari.
Japanese lighting brand Yamagiwa has rereleased a collection of lamps that were originally designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright to illuminate his iconic 1911 Taliesin house in Wisconsin.
Available as a floor lamp and table lamp, the Taliesin lighting design comprises a series of wooden boxes made from oak, cherry or walnut woods that rotate around a central upright and create shafts of light.
The chair has a generous semi-circular seat with tubular timber components forming a curved backrest that encompasses the user.
Available in natural and black wood finishes, the Spectrum Workstation Round ST160 table has a versatile design suitable for residential, hospitality and workplace environments.
The collection includes stackable chairs and bar stools that are available in natural, black, white and red stained oak.
The tables come in two colourways – black-finished or natural acacia wood – and come in three sizes that can be clustered together or used individually.
The chair's four tapered legs and rounded seat and backrest are made from black-stained beech wood.
Both furniture pieces are made up of a top plank supported by two upright components and fixed together by an invisible pin connection, designed to be easily assembled and disassembled when needed.
Designed by Chinese architecture studio Neri&Hu for Portuguese brand De La Espada, the 98.6°F collection of outdoor furniture includes a dining table, dining chair, bench, lounge chair, coffee table and side table.
The collection is made from Croatian white oak, which was chosen for its high tannin content to protect the wood from rot and prolong the furniture's outdoor life.
Bosnian furniture company Zanat collaborated with French designer Patrick Norguet to launch the Sova Lounge chair, which features a characterful solid wood frame available in a choice of maple, walnut or oak.
According to the brand, all the wood used in its furniture production is sourced from private fruit orchards or sustainably managed forests.
Designed to pay homage to Africa's natural environment, the collection includes a daybed and matching side table made from eucalyptus globulus hardwood.
Suitable for a range of public spaces, the design comes in birch, ash or oak woods and features chair legs that join in a graphic A-shaped frame.
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