Ten stylish plywood interiors that give the material a luxurious upgrade

For our hottest lookbook, we’ve gathered ten projects from the Dezeen archive that make ground breaking use of plywood, turning the humble substance into a elegant inside design characteristic.


Plywood, an engineered materials produced from levels of skinny wood veneers that have been glued with each other, is usually utilized in structural purposes.

In these 10 jobs, the plywood was remaining uncovered or even added to the styles to produce surprisingly lavish illustrations of how the material can be applied to make heat, welcoming interiors.

This is the hottest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series that supplies visible inspiration for designers and design lovers. Previous lookbooks involve marble loos, Japandi interiors, cosy cabin bedrooms and mid-century present day interiors.


Wooden Ribbon Condominium, France, by Toledano + Architects

The Wooden Ribbon Apartment in Paris, established inside of a vintage Hausmann household developing, functions a sinuous statement wall manufactured from plywood that winds by the flat.

The wall, which was manufactured by a carpenter off-web-site and assembled in situ, divides the condominium into 3 zones: a residing location, principal bed room, and sleeping quarters for the youngster. In the sitting place and kitchen area, in-crafted cabinets offer area for the owners’ belongings.

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Villa Vassdal by Studio Holmber

Villa Vassdal, Sweden, by Studio Holmberg

In this pine-clad Swedish summer months home, established on the country’s west coast, the minimalist plywood inside adds to a emotion of relaxation – and can help to highlight the extraordinary surrounding landscape.

Each the walls and ceilings inside the residence had been lined with birch plywood, which studio founder Mathias Holmberg told Dezeen “offers a warmth to the inside that the two contrasts and connects with the raw cliffs exterior.”

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Wooden kitchen

Pocket Property, Uk, by Tikari Performs

Pocket Household was squeezed into a room that formerly contained a garage in south London, with all offered house needing to be utilized. In its kitchen, a compact still stunning plywood kitchen sits against a person wall.

This was created by home furnishings manufacturer Unheard of Projects, which specialises in bespoke plywood kitchens and home furnishings, and options intelligent house-shaving sliding doors and minimize-outs somewhat than handles for a putting streamlined style.

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Plywood interior of a flat in The Queen of Catford by Tsuruta Architects

The Queen of Catford, Uk, by Tsuruta Architects

Cats deal with many of the surfaces in the Queen of Catford home in Catford, south London. In the plywood kitchen, a motif of cats’ heads with pointy ears decorates the kitchen cabinets.

CNC-minimize plywood was utilised for the kitchen cabinets, closets, furniture, lights fixtures and staircases, providing the property an uncommon layout character. Upstairs, a plywood bed sits in front of big windows with a see of the brutalist Catford Centre.

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Western Studio by goCstudio

Seattle apartment, US, by GoCStudio

A dim box houses the kitchen, toilet and bedroom in this Seattle condominium that also features as a photography studio. Clad in stained plywood, the box also has a loft degree that can be accessed from a facet door and utilized for storage and utilities.

The dim colour results in a additional stylish inside than uncooked plywood would have finished and has been matched with dim wooden furniture.

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Stained plywood kitchen

Peak District kitchen area, British isles, by From Functions

The strange colour of this eco-friendly-stained plywood kitchen was picked to evoke a moss-colored rock found in the nearby Peak District in northern England and displays how stained plywood can be utilised to produce ornamental interiors with a finished experience.

The handmade kitchen is made up of a beechwood kitchen island and a sequence of eco-friendly-stained plywood wall models, as well as worktops produced from area limestone.

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Rock Creek House by NADAAA

Rock Creek House, US, by NADAAA

Laminated plywood layers make up a great deal of the interior of Rock Creek House, which NADAAA built in Washington DC. The studio oriented the grain of the plywood levels in a north-south route, which it said permits much more light-weight to permeate the spaces from the south devoid of interruption.

In the staircase, open plywood bannisters build a sculptural intervention in the room when also making it possible for the light to journey amongst the flooring of the multi-storey dwelling.

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Barbican Dancer's Studio by Intervention Architecture bed

Barbican Dancer’s Studio, United kingdom, by Intervention Architecture

This adaptable apartment in London’s iconic brutalist Barbican making was developed to be capable to remodel into a dance studio.

Its tenant can adjust the multi-purpose pieces of plywood household furniture in the center of the home to build a number of configurations, which include applying it as a mattress or a seating space. A flat-pack desk can also be slotted in, and pieces can be eradicated when the space is required for dance observe.

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Brexit Bunker by RISE Design Studio

Brexit Bunker, British isles, by Rise Style Studio

Designed in 2019 as “a sanctuary from the UK’s Brexit-dominated political weather,” the Brexit Bunker in London is a weathered-steel-clad extension that capabilities as a smaller studio.

Increase Structure Studio employed plywood all through the interior of the tiny area to make a warm, light-loaded area.

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U-shape Room by Atelier Tao+C

U-Condition Room, China, by Atelier Tao + C

Atelier Tao + C added a plywood box that holds the sleep, study and bathing areas of this unusually formed Shanghai apartment.

The multifunctional wooden volume is created from maple plywood and spans two amounts, with the bedroom and a study on the 2nd flooring. Downstairs, the studio also added a curved nook for reading through or viewing the check out from the bay windows, as effectively as built-in storage.

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This is the most up-to-date in our series of lookbooks furnishing curated visible inspiration from Dezeen’s impression archive. For a lot more inspiration see preceding lookbooks showcasing residence libraries, Shaker-fashion interiors and marble bogs.