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Trend Spotlight: everything is painfully chic in plywood

Trend Spotlight on The Unexpected ChicThis trend has been sifting around for awhile now, but I think it’s really starting to come to the forefront and selling in the high street shops for the winter season: it’s PLYWOOD. Yes, our old friend of the Eames chair and Aalto coffee table, used as a flexible and experimental method of construction by modernist designers since the 1920s. However it’s having a major resurgence now, what with CNC and laser-cutting technologies making the design possibilities even more impressive and innovative.

The utter ‘cool’ of it can’t be disputed either – it’s kind of cheap and nasty, but it knows it, and that makes it untouchable. It’s like the ripped blue jeans or the old Harley roadster of the interiors world.

I love these interiors, where no amount of ply is enough!






So, want to add some Nordic natural chic to your home? Check out these fab shopping finds, including one tres appropriate Christmassy one!

Loop desk by Barber Osgerby, £2319 from SCP / Children’s chair, £115 from SCP / Mosaic desk, £698 from Anthropologie

Secto wall lamp, £312 at Haus London / Plywood mobile, £51 at Ferm Living / Lovi birch ply trees, £395 at Hus and Hem

Lazer baubles, £3.50 at Habitat / Plywood floor lamp, £75 at / Candle holders, $10 at AlotCLE shop on Etsy

And to finish up, check out these cool and quirky ideas! Ah plywood, how cool art thee.


Granted that one is technically chipboard, not plywood!


LOVE this! Fun project for the CNC, or if you’re really keen, a scroll saw??


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