form ply desk

custom made furniture

This desk is the first of several other signature pieces to be created from our studio to form a set.  The design is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional timber trestle table.  It has an industrial aesthetics with expressed natural blemishes and imperfections from the manufacturing process which aligns itself with our principle of wabi sabi.

Form ply is a ply board designed for the purpose of forming concrete structures like floor slabs, footings, columns and beams during construction.  The ply board comes with a black resin impregnated finish on both faces which enable the material to be used as concrete formwork over multiple reuses.  As the product is considered as ‘hardware’ rather than a finished product, care is not taken during the manufacturing or transportation process which leaves the black surfaces in a dull and scarred finish with a powdery residue.  What others see as a material used for the act of production rather than a product in itself, we see the potential and beauty in the textures and colours that are often overlooked.

The form ply was polished to a glossy shine to contrast with the matte varnished exposed ply edges which highlights the timber layers.  A matte finish top is also available upon request.  The bright yellow saw-horse leg defines and complements the black top and looks great on any floor finish [photos show exposed concrete floor].  The entire ensemble just pops!  This particular model in the photos is an 1800 x 900mm desk unit but the tops can be custom produced to your required dimensions.  A single saw-horse can be used for smaller café tables if used for that purpose.

Designed and constructed this collection right in our studio!

  • made to order
  • Sturdy yellow powder-coated steel saw-horse legs
  • Exterior grade available
  • Available with castor wheels
  • Not mass produced – each unit is hand cut, hand polished and hand assembled
  • Suitable for desk, dining table, café tables etc
  • We can accommodate single or bulk orders – discounts for bulk orders…naturally!