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Pro Puu Association is a modern guild of wood professionals: craftsmen, designers and architects. Founded in 1997, Pro Puu (engl. Pro Wood) is based in Lahti, Finland.

Today it is housed in a former matchfactory Tikkula in the old Lake Vesijärvi harbour. Next door is Sibelius Hall, the famous wooden congress and concert centre. Tikkula premises include a gallery and a shop, as well as offices and design spaces and an independently operating wood workshop.

In 2001, Ornamo, The Finnish Association of Designers, gave Pro Puu the 2001 Designer of the Year award.

Main Goals of Pro Puu are

  • to act as a link between craftsmen and designers
  • to improve craftsmanship, internal quality control and networking among professionals
  • to preserve traditional woodworking techniques and craftsmanship, while developing them as modern business practices
  • to promote the use of Finnish wood in furniture, interiors and buildings.

Membership

The members of Pro Puu, counting 57 today, with three honorary members, are cabinetmakers, designers and architects. Craftsmen and designers interested in the goals and objectives of the association may apply for membership.

 

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