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).