Interior design02.11.2018

Wood is on top of the trend, says Tapio Anttila: Koskisen answers to the demand with plywood innovation for interior design

Thin plywood is ideal for furniture, interior design and different kinds of small items.

Thin plywood is ideal for furniture, interior design and different kinds of small items.

“Today, people appreciate natural wood. Chipboard is out. That’s why plywood is trending now – it is quite natural and very much appreciated”, says Tapio Anttila, an interior architect and a designer based in Lahti Finland.   “Thus, we do not want to hide the beautiful wooden surface of plywood. On the contrary, customers appreciate if the wooden surface is visible and plywood’s edge is left unfinished. It makes a nice finishing touch.”

Try wood – and replace plastic 

When interviewing Mr. Anttila, he had just returned from Salone del Mobile Milano 2018: “I see that wood is clearly on top of the trend now: it is the material that consumers are really interested in all over the world. In Milan wood was everywhere! It seems that wood is replacing plastic and wood is used very versatilely. Amidst this trend I’m inspired of all the different possibilities that wood has to offer. Koskisen new innovative thin plywood products give more options to me.”

Furniture plywood available in several colors gives you the freedom to design 

“KoskiPly eco transparent does not differ from other plywood products as such. If you have worked with plywood, you can start working with KoskiPly eco transparent with ease”, says Anttila.  The thing that makes KoskiPly eco transparent different is the surface: The RAL colors and transparent melamine coating leave the wood grain visible to show the natural and unique beauty of the plywood. Original and impressive plywood edges give a special touch to any design made from KoskiPly eco transparent birch plywood. 

”When we work with CNC machine, KoskiPly eco transparent’s edge is ready for use straight after cutting. The finishing of the plywood edge is very simple, and we can accomplish a beautiful edge that needs no extra treatment. This is a real benefit for both plywood furniture producers and designers”, says Jarkko Korvenranta, CEO of a Finnish woodworking company Korvenranta Oy.  According to Mr. Korvenranta, KoskiPly eco transparent’s other benefits are strength, easy care and superior quality.  

Korvenranta has cooperated with Koskisen for decades: ”The trust is the cornerstone for our cooperation. We are both located here at Järvelä village. The wood is sourced in the forests nearby and the products are produced here locally. The production chain is very short, transparent and sustainable.”

Tapio Anttila is an interior architect and a designer based in Lahti Finland. He is particularly interested in wood and working it in a modern way, while still honoring traditions. When designing furniture, he focuses on functional pieces for home and public space. Anttila’s clients include many Finnish and Italian companies i.a. Riva1920. Products designed by Tapio Anttila are available in design stores in Finland and around the world, for instance at MOMA Design Store in New York. 

Korvenranta is a reliable, fair and flexible woodworking professional based in Kärkölä, Finland. Decades worth of experience and expertise allow Korvenranta to work transparently. Korvenranta employs accomplished carpentry professionals providing customers with durable and high-quality wood products in every situation. As a traditional and local operator Korvenranta is known for their pragmatic attention to detail and perseverance.  

Driving growth with Scandinavian quality

When investing to the best plywood on the market, you offer the best quality also for your customers, resulting to improved customer experience and loyalty.   We have designed a product that you can build your production on. Thanks to the exceptional durability and consistent superior quality, you can trust the raw material 100 %.

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