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Co-operatives United World Festival and ICA Expo – The Highlights

Co-operatives United World Festival and ICA Expo – The Highlights

Co-operatives Build A Better World. To celebrate the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives, over 10,000 co-operators from around the world came to Co-operatives United in Manchester. Find out more: www.manchester2012.coop/live

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Co-operatives Build A Better World Through Finance

Co-operatives Build A Better World Through Finance

Did you know the top 300 co-operatives in the world have a collective turnover of $300 trillion? This week participants at Co-operatives United discussed how co-operatives build a better world through finance. Find out more www.manchester2012.coop/live

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Floating Chair and Folded Chair

Floating Chair and Folded Chair

A short film on AHEC’s collaboration with the RCA, we talk to the designers of the ‘Floating Chair’, Bobby Petersen and Thomas Gottelier and also Norie Matsumoto who designed ‘Folded Chair’.

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Leftovers Chair and Phyllida

Leftovers Chair and Phyllida

RCA first year students Lauren Davies, David Horan and Nicholas Gardner talk about their projects and where the initial idea and design came from. This short film takes a closer look at the making of the Leftovers Chair by Lauren and Phyllida by David and Nicholas.

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Well Proven and Beeeench

Well Proven and Beeeench

Find out about the making and ideas behind wooden furniture design ‘Beeeench’ by Petter Thorne. A collaboration between AHEC and product design students at the Royal College of Art.

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Squeeze and Solitude – AHEC & RCA Collaboration

Squeeze and Solitude – AHEC & RCA Collaboration

The making and ideas behind furniture designs ‘Squeeze’ by Nic Wallenberg and ‘Solitude’ by Mary Argyrou. A collaboration between AHEC and product design students at the Royal College of Art, London.

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Tree Furniture and Snelson

Tree Furniture and Snelson

A short film featuring the making and ideas behind ‘Snelson’ by Sam Weller and ‘Tree Furniture’ by Anton Alvarez. A collaboration between AHEC and product design students at the Royal College of Art, London.

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Life Cycle Analysis in Practice

Life Cycle Analysis in Practice

The American Hardwood Export Council’s ground-breaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) research helps the Royal College of Art students produce detailed Life Cycle impacts for their furniture designs.

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Out of the Woods – Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs

Out of the Woods – Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs

Introducing AHEC’s collaboration with product design students at the Royal College of Art in London, this short film gives an overview of the project and an insight to the manufacturing at Benchmark Furniture.

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The Need for Women’s Empowerment

The Need for Women’s Empowerment

One of the keys to our future security and sustainability is the empowerment of women. On the heels of International Women’s Day, Vandana Shiva, Lester Brown, and Achim Steiner emphasize the need to empower all citizens to be part of the decisions that affect the next generation.

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