High quality, hand made furniture in mid-century style
It started with a passion for photography. Fascination with forms, proportions, details and
colors led them to the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and the Łódź Film School. Poznan
Academy is where Kasia and Darek met and worked together on multiple projects and this
collaboration evolved into running their own photo studio. When photography wasn't
enough anymore, new concepts began to emerge.
Darek says that it was when his children were born that he became more creative and felt
like building something completely new. That is when he stepped out from behind his
camera and started playing with tree-dimensional forms. Shapes began to appear in his
head - round, without sharp edges, velvety smooth and coming together on top like a fancy
As it happens in real life, things were not always peachy and the beginning was especially
challenging. The first shapes of Frisk furniture were the result of collaboration between
Darek and Robert, the founders of Plywood Project. At certain point, obstacles started to
build up and they weren’t able to tackle them together. Tough decisions were taken and
ultimately it was Darek who took Plywood Project on his shoulders and introduced a
number of changes to designs and work processes. This is how the new Frisk furniture
collection, ready to conquer the world, was created.
The world of photography and the world of furniture are very different. One is ruled by light
and creative approach to the subject; the second requires calculations, technical details
and data analysis. Fortunately on his way Darek met the right man, his uncle and
namesake, who took his time to introduce Darek to the secrets of furniture making -
production, optimization and the right tools. Without this uncle, Darek would not have
created a brand that you can find today in every corner of the world.
Rapid development of the company brought Kasia on board. She loves to keep several
balls in the air so among other things Kasia makes sure that our team love what they do,
the communication with the growing family of Frisk owners runs smoothly and the photos
of our pieces look stunning. In this duo, Kasia overlooks the big picture and Darek looks
after the details.
Kasia, Darek and the team want every piece of furniture that comes out of their Poznań
workshop to be perfect. What’s more, they would like the customers to feel that there are
real furniture enthusiasts on the other side of the online store, willing to help and advise.
High quality of both, the furniture and the communication with the customers is the top
priority. The numerous opinions from all over the world confirm that this is the right
The style of Plywood Project brand brings to mind Scandinavian simplicity with a dose of
Slavic fantasy, best exemplified by the light openwork legs, the basis of our pieces. The
very design of the Frisk system lets you be as flexible as you like: it allows you to
transform a piece of furniture into another one with few tweaks for example a bookcase
can become a desk and drawers or vinyl box can replace a cabinet in just a few minutes.
You can also add another piece to your collection and still remain unique. You can read
more about the Frisk furniture system HERE.
All our products are made to order to maintain sustainable production and warehouse
management. They are sanded and oiled by hand in our Poznan workshop and the only
mechanical part of the production process is cutting out the elements. Selected materials
and components ensure durability and quality and guarantee use for many years.
Plywood Project team's work can be found on every continent (We are still waiting for your
order Antarctica :D). Our clients from Europe, the Middle East and the USA appreciate the
design of Darek's furniture. The mid-century style fits perfectly in the interior of a small
oceanfront cottage as well as the top floor of a skyscraper in Dubai. Thanks to the
flexibility of the system, Frisk pieces adapt to your space and needs: they can optimize
work in a small apartment in the center of New York City, but also gain gigantic
dimensions, filling a huge estate in the middle of Albuquerque.
This story wouldn’t be complete without children. As Kasia and Darek say: “children are
the main driving force behind our actions and the best quality testers. After their birth,
Plywood Project brand acquired a new meaning and shape in our heads. They made us
focus on quality in all aspects of our lives. Olek and Ania make us enjoy the smallest
successes and appreciate the importance of details in everything we do. It is a very special
feeling to see our kids and the company grow.”
PLYWOOD Project is a family you can join and the bond will not end with the completion
of the transaction. Enter our world and enjoy the best quality and timeless design with us.
Let’s arrange your space together.