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Recognition

  MONTECRISTO Magazine Winter 2015 MONTECRISTO Magazine Winter 2015
Cedar Sanctuary

More than two decades of cooking in celebrated West Coast kitchens has given Dieuwertje von Aesch a unique perspective on furniture design.
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  Yam Magazine Jan/Feb 2014 Yam Magazine Jan/Feb 2014
Going Dutch

This unique line of cedar bicycle crates, created by Dita von Aesch of Victoria Wood Studio, boasts a stylish Dutch aesthetic.
(The Netherlands is the cycling capital of the world, after all.)
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  Yam Magazine Sept/Oct 2013 Yam Magazine Sept/Oct 2013
Industrial Revolution

Indoor/Outdoor Bench in FSC certified Western Red Cedar and Bent Rebar (Victoria Wood Studio $2500 - $4800 various finishes available)
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  Westernliving Magazine - Landscape Designer of the Year 2010 Westernliving Magazine - September 2010
Landscape Designer of the Year.

Dieuwertje von Aesch (Dita for short) is rhapsodizing about western red cedar, the chief material in the passageways and gates that secured her the landscape architecture award. She's talking about the wood's natural rot-resistant properties and it's lite enhancing oils and its suitability to this climate. About its versatility. About its beauty.
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  Fine Homebuilding Magazine Fine Homebuilding Magazine - April/May 2010 - Issue #210
Divine Passage - Seven years ago Dieuwertje (Dita) von Aesch combined her artistic ability and her love of wood to begin a journey from chef to fine-furniture maker. It was her passion for nature, however, that inspired her to begin designing and constructing outdoor structures, gates and passageways. In 2008, von Aesch won the Silver CARE Award for excellence in design/build from the Canadian Home Builder’s Association for the Epiphany passage she created and installed for St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Victoria. B.C.
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  Douglas Magazine Douglas Magazine - March/April 2009 - 10 to Watch
An independent Panel of judges selects Greater Victoria’s most notable new businesses. Victoria Wood Studio - The wooden gates and walls that come from Victoria Wood Studio are more sculptural pieces than utilitarian yard furniture Dieuwertje von Aesch makes a miniature version of each piece she’s commissioned to build, accurate to the tiniest detail.
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  Care Awards of Vancouver Island Victoria Wood Studio - Silver Care Award - July 2008
Victoria Wood Studio,(VWS), won a Silver Care Award. These awards are sponsored by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Winners are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural character, quality workmanship and use of space.
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  Times Colonist Times Colonist - Saturday, December 29, 2007 - HOMES
A Gateway to Recognition - Victoria Wood Studio, a local gate-making company, has made it to the finalist round in “the Georgies”, the Canadian Home Builder’s Association provincial competition in building and renovation excellence.
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  National Post National Post - Saturday, October 13, 2007
Joanne Hathery CanWest News Service

Through the gates lies paradise.
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  Finalists - Georgie Awards® Victoria Wood Studio - Finalists - Georgie Awards® 2007
We received the news that we were Finalists for the Georgie Awards®. This competition is sponsored by the Canadian Home Builders Association of British Columbia. Contestants from all over the province compete in each category.
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  Times Colonist Times Colonist - Saturday, May 26, 2007 - HOMES
Through the garden gate. If good fences make good neighbours, what do gates make! A good welcome, says Dita von Aesch, woodcrafting artesian and gatemaker.
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Article also appeared in:
Edmonton Journal - Thursday June 7
Vancouver Sun - Friday June 8
Calgary Herald - Saturday June 9
Ottawa Citizen - Saturday June 9