Would You Use Plywood as a Design Element?

In the past, plywood has carried with it the connotation of being unsophisticated and unfinished but as it happens so often in the design world, a traditional idea is turned on its head and creative designers show us, with the right styling and in the right environment, that the familiar can take on a whole new look.

Using plywood on entire walls can be difficult to pull off unless you are paneling a Scandinavian woodland retreat, but in small doses it can be quite approachable.

According to the EFPI (European Federation of Plywood Industry) it can even be green.

Not only standing trees, but also timber products, like PLYWOOD, act as a CO2-sink. Wood is an organic material with a carbon content of about 50%. A tonne of wood is therefore equivalent to 1.8 tonnes of CO2. Each tonne of wood reduces the atmospheric CO2-content by 1.8 tonnes! Therefore, not only afforestation, but timber products, like wooden panels, are very beneficial for the CO2 reduction. Therefore, an increased use of plywood helps to meet the objectives of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change!

Regardless of its potential green appeal, would you use plywood in your home? Does it feel right in a city apartment or should this look be relegated to the woods?

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(Image: 1. Design Shimmer; 2. At Casa Corriere; 3. Dwell; 4. Remodelista)

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