Uncommon Projects

The appeal of furniture-grade birch plywood remains strong at Trim HQ.

Quite apart from the hypnotic manner of its manufacture – think of a cartoonishly-oversized pencil sharpener – plywood is remarkable for its “strength, sustainability and simple beauty” (the words of Unto this Last).

We have recently had our heads turned by the precise and imaginative work of Uncommon Projects, founded by James Hoy and Alan Drumm in 2011; Hoy had worked as a product designer in the toy industry, and Drumm qualified as an architect.

We love their use of strong, bold colours, and are sure that the team felt great pride following the completion of their work in mid-2017 at the new Maggie’s Centre, in Oldham (below).

Simplicity in Belgravia

A beautiful oak parquet floor, striking artwork and white Benjamin Moore Aura are the basis of a restrained and elegant look on this late summer project in Belgravia.

More Benjamin Moore in Mayfair

A final mention about our Mayfair project, the bulk of which was carried out in July 2017; we returned briefly last week to carry out more work.

Here are some photos of the hall, kitchen and bedroom.

We were particularly pleased with the rich, saturated and dead flatness of the Benjamin Moore Aura Matte, a wonderful product.

Eico supplied their gold metallic paint for the hallway, which we sprayed onto every surface.


Wevet with Down Pipe

Here is a fine combination of two colours from Farrow & Ball, used on a recent project: the gentle off-white Wevet on the walls, with the strong grey, Down Pipe.