We believe in being authentic and taking a conscious step to make life simpler.
Why we do it
We’re passionate about creating calm in our everyday with beautiful design whilst having as little impact on the environment as possible.
We create sustainably made furniture in Australia but our values go much further. We believe in being responsible citizens of our earth, that’s why we put timeless design, sustainable materials and socially responsible practises at the core of everything we do. To read more about our approach to sustainability, please visit our Sustainability page.
We make the same decisions in our business that we make personally - choosing sustainable options, minimising waste and being conscious consumers, from the packaging of our products to the energy we use.
We pride ourselves on being honest and open, and that starts with our customers. We use the connectivity of the internet to reach out and add the personal touch of good old-fashioned customer service built on fantastic quality and transparent communication. All Plyroom customers can expect ongoing support on an individual basis. We want to succeed in customer service long after your products have become part of your home.
It all starts on the drawing board. Our inspiration for design is developed by the notion that each piece should last – both in aesthetics and in quality. It should add value to your home, serve more than one use, be versatile to grow within the home and in your changing environment.
We are committed to offering products that are unique, made from quality materials, designed with great care and presented in simple and inspiring ways.
We research our supply chains to ensure we only source sustainably-certified timber with a clear chain of custody and we are constantly looking for ways to re-use, minimise waste and repurpose materials in the manufacturing process.
We work with a number of small-scale makers, both in Italy and locally in Melbourne. We only work with smaller workshops running a refined production process. We like to know that our products are made in limited runs by people we know.
We are very hands on with the production of our locally-made items. All our locally-made furniture is a short drive to Plyroom HQ and you will often find us visiting our local makers. Our local makers understand our ethos and work with us to ensure the highest production standards are maintained, from the materials we choose to the way they are finished. We use recyclable packaging solutions, and minimise single-use protective packaging as much as we can. Our aim is to minimise our environmental impact whilst still protecting your beautiful items in transit. We are working hard to transition to fully biodegradable packaging soon.
In a world where consumption is the new norm, our aim is to create a sustainable business that treads lightly on this earth by creating with honesty, transparency and longevity.
Our minimalist approach to design is influenced by the consideration of how our community will use our products in their home and beyond. We design adaptable pieces that sit effortlessly in your space. Planned, or built-in obsolescence is the policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it. We say no to designed obsolescence and celebrate the integrity that we hold at the core of our practice.
As designers, we take note of the items our grandparents lovingly repaired and reused. We want you to have furniture that is contemporary and feels current, but we also want you to have our furniture for decades. We want you to know how to take care of it, have it as a blank canvas in your home that can be adorned for the seasons and colour trends of the year. We never want you to feel like it can be put on the kerb or sent to landfill. At best, you love it for decades and pass it down to your children. At worst, you move it on to another family who love it just as much as you did when you feel it no longer serves your needs. Embedded in our collection is our philosophy of functional design and the belief that products should be passed on rather than adding to landfill.