The Chicago Furniture Designers Association is excited to present the exhibition Rising From Ashes: Furniture From Lost Trees. This traveling exhibition will feature fine furniture made with salvaged Ash lumber.
The Emerald Ash Borer has infected millions of trees throughout the state of Illinois and the entire country. It is expected to kill all 130 million ash trees in Illinois and hundreds of millions more across the country. There is presently no way to stop its path of destruction other than to remove all Ash trees. We want to use this surplus of salvaged lumber to make inspiring and thoughtful furniture. This sustainable approach is environmentally responsible and encourages artistic and technical creativity. Please browse our website to learn more about the show and the Emerald Ash Borer.