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Plywood in the interior: designer furniture and home accessories

Almost any kind of plywood is made today.interior items - furniture, zoning partitions and even sinks with bathrooms. It is sustainable, practical and visually appealing. Today we will tell you why it is so popular. In the past two decades, people have become more demanding about what surrounds them, especially when it comes to their own homes. Modern rhythms of life force a person to turn his gaze more and more towards nature. Increasingly, people are changing city dwellings for country houses or trying to create their own "green corner" in the apartment. The quality of life has become one of the determining factors for a person's success. The desire to surround oneself with objects made from environmentally friendly natural materials has turned for a modern person into an unconscious protest against the total urbanization of society. Low-cost alternative to wood Todayplywood is one of the most unique materials for the production of furniture and interior decoration in houses and apartments. And this is no coincidence. Plywood is a natural material that does not emit toxic substances during operation and, moreover, has a beautiful natural pattern. At the same time, plywood is several times cheaper than solid wood, which directly affects the final cost of products downward. Plywood has a relatively low weight, has high strength due to its structure, and is easy to work with. This makes it possible to achieve the most sophisticated design forms and makes plywood an ideal material for making furniture and creating interiors. It is these factors that have determined the current success of a unique material for the production of furniture and the ability to embody the interior from plywood. Style and versatility Talking aboutmultifunctionality, it should be emphasized that plywood is used in rooms for any purpose - from the bathroom to the living room. Everything related to the manufacture of furniture, decor items and lighting, the construction of free-standing partitions, designer fences, zoning of premises, wall decoration, flooring and other structures - plywood can be used everywhere. Smooth lines and shapes of the material can be combined with various design directions. Thanks to this, plywood products, be they furniture, decorative elements or designer finishes, can easily fit into a room of any size and configuration. Advantages of plywood in the Russian marketa huge assortment of types of plywood is presented, which makes it easy to choose the right option for specific purposes. Plywood is a product that is made on the basis of various types of wood: birch, aspen, pine needles, poplar. There is also combined plywood (from several types of wood), laminated, bent, moisture resistant, bakelized (this type of plywood is used in aggressive climates, sea water, aggressive environments and for construction and finishing work), marine (analogue of bakelized, but less durable) and even colored! By the way, although wood is considered to be a more noble material, it is impossible to achieve such curved and complex shapes from it, while its price is several times higher than the cost of plywood. An excursion into history The unique properties of plywood wereestimated more than 5,000 years ago, but subsequently unjustly forgotten. The first sheets of pressed wood veneer were invented by the ancient people of Mesopot, they glued several layers of wood together to make it stronger. However, wood processing in modern terms began only at the end of the 18th century in Great Britain. At the same time, in the West, they began to produce furniture and interiors from plywood, which was due to the high cost of solid wood. In Russia, plywood appeared only in the middle of the 19th century and was mainly used in industrial sectors: in aircraft construction, in weapons technologies, rocketry, mechanical engineering, in the manufacture of musical instruments, etc. They preferred to make furniture from solid wood, which was an indicator of wealth in the family and a dream for most ordinary citizens. Furniture "simpler" is still preferred to be made of veneer. It is this feature of the Russian worldview that for many years did not allow designers and furniture manufacturers to look at plywood with different eyes and appreciate all its advantages. Design experiments European experiencethe creation of furniture and interiors from plywood has advanced far ahead. The most incredible masterpieces of design and architecture can be found in western apartments, offices and on European streets. Development trends in Russia In Russia, designthought has shifted towards plywood quite recently. In search of new forms and opportunities, they began to try various materials and styles, more free and unusual. But on a national scale, the topic of making furniture from plywood remains relevant. However, there are already separate projects for interiors, pieces of furniture and decor made of plywood. And if there is demand, then the supply will not keep you waiting. Anton Tikhonov, the ideological founder, author and technologist of the furniture studio Inplywood: - The studio of furniture and interiors design from plywood Inplywood was one of the first on the Russian market to produce designer and designer furniture, interiors and decor items from plywood. At first, we were ordered furniture and accessories only for public places: cafes, offices, show rooms, but now the situation has changed. People are already ready to use plywood in their private interiors. Even in Russia, it has become fashionable to make wall cladding out of plywood, covering it with varnish or paint similar to metal. In general, I believe that the future belongs to plywood. It is a very convenient material from which you can create truly amazing and functional objects using laser cutting. Photo courtesy of Inplywood

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