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Not just the two of us:

Some start-up businesses are literally built by one or two people. Plyhome isn’t one of them. Yes, Plyhome at its core has been created by two people who had the right mix of complementary skills, but what neither of us had 14 months was experience commercialising a design for retail. Now we do! But at the start of our journey it was all new to us. The purpose of this article to publicly thank the people who have helped us get to where we are today, because they’re all legends in our eyes. But we’re also taking the opportunity to share what we did right, and what we did wrong. Hopefully, our experience can help other business-owners to be. The long...

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Our interview in Idealog.

We've been fans of Idealog since way back.  It was actually one of the things that got me into marketing waaay back in the day. My dad used to shoot editorial photos for them and I began reading them cover to cover when they came home.  It's still one of our favourite sources of NZ business and design inspiration, so we were really chuffed with this interview about what Plyhome was up to and why.  A big thanks to Arriba PR for teeing this up, and also to Caitlin Salter for the sterling write-up.

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Why birch in a country full of Radiata pine?

It took a long time for us to settle on the material we've chosen for Plyhome furniture. We wanted something beautiful but strong. Something that would play subtle background decor role for all styles of NZ homes - villa to contemporary apartment and everything in between. Our wish-list was brutal, but we found everything we needed with Finnish Birch Plywood. Here's an overview of why it made the cut. Beauty:  Mum always told me that it's what's on the inside that counts: to never judge a book (or a person) by appearance. She was, of course, completely right. But on the flip-side, sometimes beauty doesn't come cheaply. Which explains one of mum’s other sayings: 'You get what you pay for'. Wise...

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Plyhome's story for Stuff - Business section.

Plyhome is a proud Hutt Business. We're surrounded by some seriously impressive and world leading tech innovators out here in the Hutt, and they're a pretty humble bunch too: more the "heads down and lets secure some global contracts shall we?" approach as opposed to shouting about it with massive advertising campaigns. We feel right at home here. So with all this in mind, we were thrilled to be asked by Irwin Munro to take part in the Hutt City STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Manufacturing) Festival, which is all about building the Hutt Valley into one of New Zealand’s leading export and economic growth centres. STEMM gave us the chance to showcase some of our prototypes for the first time and give...

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