Plywood — cheap, sturdy, and typically hidden from view — has become a cutting edge feature in design these days. Normally painted or coated, the new barebones trend that has become popular in interiors refashions plywood with a natural, untreated look. Wood panelling has been given new life with the plywood version — say goodbye to the pine panelling of the 70s! And now, instead of hiding its plywood structure, we’ve seen furniture celebrate this practical and economical material with confidence.

Check out our slideshow to see 5 ways that plywood is taking over the design world!