Interior Design Trend: Plywood Furniture
In the current issue of Warehouse Home, we explore plywood as a key interiors trend for 2015.
Plywood might look light as a feather, but make no mistake – this light-hued wood hides a distinctive strength and durability. Its warmth, texture and sustainability have also made plywood a firm favourite with designers.
Iconic plywood designs, such as Penguin Donkey, have been in production for 70 years.
But while these classic plywood designs remain popular, several contemporary pieces also promise to become collectables. For a playful take on ply this summer, we suggest picking creations with a fun pop of primary colour. But that said, au natural or with a colourful twist, there’s no question veneer will go far.
Husband and wife team Steve and Eliza launched their Brighton-based design company in 2011. Catching up with Baines&Fricker at Clerkenwell Design Week in May, we found plenty to admire in their latest collection of plywood furniture. The simple form of the SB01-1 chair was inspired by a silhouette in a poster for a 1935 Zurich exhibition, “Der Stuhl” (The Chair). It’s accompanied by an inviting bench and a selection of stools and tables, all made exclusively from plywood and with the addition of vibrant primary colours.
SB01-1 Chair, from £280, Baines&Fricker
Inspired by the plywood trend, we featured a range of plywood products in our debut design collection. The pieces were created in collaboration with British designers Factory Twenty One, ByALEX and Kreisdesign and they are exclusive to the Warehouse Home e-shop!
Explore the entire Capsule Collection here.
To enjoy Warehouse Home Issue Two in full click here or in the reader below.
For more of our plywood picks, take a look at our Pinterest board!
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