Film faced birch ply – lasting the distance

All over the world, film faced ply is THE material of choice for fit outs of the coolest bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.  Cafes with tables and chairs made from transparent birch ply or black film faced.  Shops with shelves and benches made from black film faced, bar tops, bench tops and table tops in bars.  Film faced birch ply is all you need to make a fitout look on trend and current but conversely it has been the face of ‘in fashion’ for longer now than a fashion trend lasts.  We remember seeing it in cool bars in Melbourne over 10 years ago and being blown away.  Renowned architects 6 Degrees have been using it for well over a decade in their award winning designs throughout Australia and have been instrumental in bringing this material to the forefront of design.  Still seeing it in 2017 in the coolest cafes, bars, shops in London, Berlin and everywhere in between means it is not going anywhere any time soon.

So why do we use film faced birch ply in our campervans?  Yes we want our vans to be ‘on trend’ with modern looking interiors but the vast colour choices – (pale yellow is a favourite) takes this material to the next level.  A client can really have a completely different interior just by choosing either a black film faced ply as opposed to a transparent.  Do you want modern (black film faced), retro (yellow film face), natural (dark green or transparent film faced) or quirky (red or blue anyone!)?

The primary reason for us using this product in our campervans?  Its hardwearing qualities.  You only have to look at it in use in a grungy 10 year old bar (still looking brand new) to know it’s going to last the test of time both in looks and in purpose.

For more information on the film faced plywood we use visit our supplier’s website: