home: made [ arch mirror ]

home: made [ arch mirror ]

This cute little diy mirror is so simple and perfect for a dressing tabke or bathroom.

Using plywood and a circular mirror you can follow the steps at themerrythought.com and create your own.

We love it!

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home: favourite thing [ ply chair ]

home: favourite thing [ ply chair ]

We have a lot of love for chairs and this armchair from West Elm is certainly one to shout about. The design and colour is ticking all the boxes for Midcentury lovers. It has a modern twist with its curved legs rather than a familiar swivel base.

The plywood frame finished in dark walnut and a soft leather seat makes this the perfect lounge chair to get cosy in with a book.

£999 from westelm.co.uk

home: trend [ plywood ]

home: trend [ plywood ]

Plywood furniture is nothing new, made popular in the 1950s with design icons like Charles and Ray Eames. The material that was once thought too cheap to be on show is now making its biggest mark on interiors being used on everything from furniture to kitchen cupboards to wall coverings.

The amazing nature of plywood means it can bend and create beautiful shapes, and this is particularly evident in pendant lights. If you are looking for a statement light this coming season, make sure its made of plywood.

Light shade from clasohlson.com [ £29.99 ]
Another great way to make a statement is to use plywood where you may not expect. Make cupboard doors in a kitchen or panel a wall in a living room. Let the finish be raw and obvious, no need to cover up with paint.

If you fancy a more subtle approach to plywood try adding in some dining chairs or perhaps a side table or stool. These pieces of furniture can add interest to a room and blend with other trends, like mid-century, monochrome and Scandinavian. You really need to appreciate the design of the pieces you choose, so a less cluttered room is probably best.

If you are looking for inspiration than we recommend a visit to the V&A Museum and their current exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World.

Guide:

1. Image from Pinterest

2. Shelving unit from lozidesigns.com [ from £180 ]

3. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

4. Stool from lozidesigns.com [ £120 ]

5. Lamp shade from woolights.com

6. Floating shelf from made.com [ £49 ]

7. Eames chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £927.60 ]

home: found this [ light ]

home: found this [ light ]

Habitat has launched it’s new season collection, and with it some new designs imcluding this gorgeous walnut light shade. Its plywood frame has a been stained walnut and slots together, creating a really interesting light when on.

A perfect light for a living room or kitchen. Available now from habitat.co.uk [ £75 ]

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

home: nice price [ plywood mirror ]

Made.com is always a great go to store for well priced quality furniture and homeware. Their new accessories collection in collaboration with the V&A coincides with the museums current Plywood Exhibition, and there are some lovely pieces to choose from.

The small collection is all made from plywood and features frames, clocks, a memo board and this gorgeous mirror. The simple design really shows off the unique characteristics of this wood and would look great in any room.

made.com [ £49 ]

home: made [ mid century table ]

home: made [ mid century table ]

Why buy a standard bedside table when you can make your own. And no need to make it complicated. This simple mid century inspired table is made from just 4 pieces of plywood and 4 hair pin legs.

This diy make can be adapted to any size table, maybe a coffee table or console will work for you. With the addition of some wood glue, nails and a screwdriver you are good to go.

Follow the tutorial at burkatron.com

home: event [ Plywood: Material of the Modern World ]

home: event [ Plywood: Material of the Modern World ]

This new exhibition at the V&A museum, London is a must see for design fans, particular wood lovers. This new exhibiton explores the rise of plywood in manufacturing and design, from planes to chairs.

This fascinating show is divided into three sections by significant moments in production history of the material. The invention of the rotary vaneer cutter, the indroduction of moulding techniques to form modern furniture and the advent of digital technology and cutting.

Showing now until 12 November 2017 [ free entry ]

Vam.ac.uk