plywood veneers make cool walls
photo: chris warnes

Two images spotted on Japanese Trash recently opened our eyes to the possibility of using geometic cuts of plywood veneers as a wall covering. Ah, no, on closer inspection, the fireplace surround above appears to be stone…but it COULD be done with plywood…

Why not? 

To get a sense of range of possibilities, we recommend buying a veneer sample pack (there are 50 different veneers!)

plywood veneer sample pack

plywood veneers make cool walls
photo: tom parker fonte

This wild ceiling designed by architect Kengo Kuma, found in Kengo Kuma’s Selected Works further expand our plywood thinking:

plywood veneers make cool walls
photo: kengo kuma & associates

via Japanese Trash
photos courtesy Chris Warnes, Tom Parker Fonte, Kengo Kuma & Associates

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2 replies on “plywood veneers make cool walls + artful ceilings

  1. The Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal is an amazing concert hall designed by Rem Koolhaas. They used plywood streaked with gold throughout the main music space.

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