Canadian Wood emphasised the value of certified wood at Index Plus 2024 in Mumbai

Canadian Wood team at Index Plus, 2024 in front of Canadian Wood display stall at trade fair
Canadian Wood team at Index Plus, 2024 in front of Canadian Wood display stall at trade fair

The British Columbia (B.C.) provincial government’s crown corporation, Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (FII India) widely recognised as Canadian Wood, displayed its collection at its stall at the leading trade fair, Index Plus 2024 in Mumbai. It is a major international exhibition that serves as India’s largest premier platform for interiors, architecture, and design. Moreover, it fosters the partnerships of suppliers and buyers in a design-oriented environment providing significant business opportunities.

Canadian Wood stall at Index Plus 2024
Canadian Wood stall at Index Plus 2024, Mumbai

The impressively spanned Canadian Wood stall at the recently concluded trade fair displayed a setup of a luxury home interior room. The booth also highlighted a variety of timber applications, focusing on the versatility and sustainability of responsibly sourced wood in different settings. Moreover, it showcased an expertly designed model of a high-end opulent home interior with an outdoor balcony. The design was curated in partnership with well-known local wood manufacturers from in and around Maharashtra region, such as Ebote Timber Home from Pune, Briton Furniture from Ahmedabad, The Pierro from Ahmedabad, Swaraj Enterprises from Baramati, Naman Instore from Mumbai, Wiseart Design Studio from Mumbai, Advent International from Mumbai, and few products of FJEG boards was made by Colonial Lumbers, Kannur to exhibit the quality and craftsmanship of their furniture achievable with sustainable Canadian wood species.

home interior elements such as bed, ottomans, chest of drawers , study table made from sustainable timber
Luxury home interior room display at the Canadian Wood stall, Index Plus 2024

Furthermore, the posh home interior model displayed a flawless combination of Canadian timber in a variety of applications, including bedroom and living room furniture, doors and doorframes, windows, panelling, timber screens, sliding windows, bar units, wooden swing (Jhula) and outdoor garden furniture. 

A jhula/swing made from sofwood from canada
A beautiful wooden swing showcased at the Canadian Wood stall

Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, Canadian Wood-

Pranesh Chibber
Pranesh Chibber, Country Director, Canadian Wood

He talked about Canadian Wood’s participation in Index Plus 2024 and reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and innovation in the wood and furniture industry. Their presence at the prestigious Index Plus exhibition underscores their dedication to promoting responsibly sourced wood and showcasing the limitless design possibilities of their high-quality wood species. Further, he added that they believe in driving positive change and setting new standards for environmental responsibility, and they are proud to contribute to the future of sustainable species.

Panel discussion on “EcoCraft: Creating Sustainable Furniture, Index Plus 2024

Dr. Jimmy Thomas, Assistant Director of Technical Services, Canadian Wood, was one of the speakers at this significant panel discussion on the creation and manufacturing of sustainable furniture that was organized at the three-day trade fair. He gave his input in the form of valuable insights and perspectives, highlighting Canadian Woods’ commitment to sustainability and environment-friendly practices in the timber industry. Further, he emphasized that Canada earned recognition as a leading source country for implementing top sustainability practices for the past 40 years. Canada has well-implemented policies, and all resources are certified.

They maintain the standards of sustainability practices right from the start till the end.  Also, 55% of the responsibly sourced wood used in the country is softwood. People recognize this softwood for its sustainability and they emphasize promoting Canadian wood and the overarching concept of sustainability.


He added that the focus is on value and the promotion of overall sustainability, making use of wood from natural forests. This wood has matured highly, with a minimum age of 120 years, ensuring its stability. Furthermore, a variety of wood species are available that are ideal for making sustainable furniture suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. He concluded stating that this approach demonstrates Canada’s promise to responsible resource management and environmental stewardship.

people from different teams at Index Plus 2024
Canadian Wood at the focal point of activities at Index Plus 2024

Canadian Wood stole the limelight at Index Plus 2024

It was the focal point of activities at the exhibition. This not only allowed the team to interact with professionals from the industry, but also display their innovative timber solutions, and contribute to the conversation on sustainable timber construction at Index Plus 2024.

A living room set up with furniture made from sustainable wood species, Canadian Wood stall display at trade fair
Living room with sustainable furniture made from Canadian soft wood

FII is primarily boosting the use of five wood species in India that they source from sustainably managed forests in B.C., Canada. These five species, namely Douglas, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar, and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF), are endorsed for different applications. They are available in 23 cities across India through a strong network of 40+ stockists. 

About Forestry Innovation Consulting India Pvt Ltd (Canadian Wood)

FII India is a crown corporation of the government of British Columbia (B.C.), the westernmost province of Canada. Its mandate is to promote wood products from B.C. Canada in the offshore markets and to position it as a global supplier of quality, environmentally responsible wood products from sustainably managed forests by creating awareness, and spreading education through information and technical support on the wide variety of timber products available from B.C. Canada. It established its brand/logo Canadian Wood in 2013 to make its activities easier to understand for its target audience globally.

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