KINGSPORT, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2013 - Perennial Wood" has won the 2012 GOOD DESIGN" Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architect Art Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and worlds most recognized program for design excellence worldwide. Several thousand submissions were accepted from the worlds leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms. A full list of awards and winners is available at the Museums website at: chi-athenaeum.org.
Made by Eastman Chemical Company, Perennial Wood is real wood modified to endure natures harshest elements. It is modified through TruLast" Technology to resist changes from moisture and remain dimensionally stable three times more stable than unmodified wood making it suitable for nearly any exterior construction application.
Perennial Wood is a unique, sustainable choice because it maintains the beauty and authenticity of real wood, while delivering stability and durability, said Deborah Baum Crain, director of Perennial Wood. Architects and designers have come to appreciate the character and design capabilities of Perennial Wood.
Currently, commercially available applications include Perennial Wood decking and Perennial Wood porch flooring. It is also available to other manufacturers for use in their products such as outdoor furniture, windows and doors. Perennial Wood decking and related components are available in New England at select Lowes stores and select building materials retailers. Perennial Wood porch flooring is available at select building materials retailers in New England and the South Atlantic.
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