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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!

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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 en.dawanda.com / 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.

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Granted that one is technically chipboard, not plywood!

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

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