Founded in 2010 by Kenichi Sato, PLY PROJECT interlinks craft, design, and mass-production technologies with the Japanese manufacturers. These companies have been fusing traditional woodworking skills and passion. PLY PROJECT focuses on three highlights:


FLEX is an integrated structure composed of systematically sliced layers of plywood and foam. The behavior and properties of each combine to provide a balanced, springy material that behaves as a single new entity.


FLEX is resilient, and to a degree, comfortable: it makes you free. FLEX Chair tolerates our individual postures, but it gently encourages us to try new ones. The chair and body supplement and define each other.


The project is to re-evaluate peeled veneer materials like plywood creating sustainable solutions. With a new way of using the material, plywood becomes a smart engineered material for improving people's lives in the 21st century.