CUSTOM FURNITURE

Original plywood furniture design

Adapt our designs or commission a unique one-off piece made in Sydney, Australia by the So Watt team.

Airy, ethical and architectural, plywood is the hero in most of So Watt’s commanding yet simple furniture and accessory designs. We use specialist plywood machinery and techniques to achieve the right balance between clean lines and contoured warmth.

Each design uses 100% ethically sourced materials and components. We build our pieces to be repairable and to last for generations, helping break the cycle of throwaway products.

LONG LASTING. OBVIOUSLY.

Each design uses 100% ethically sourced materials and components. We build our pieces to be repairable and to last for generations, helping break the cycle of throwaway products.

Customise or commission – the difference explained

CUSTOM

You can customise the features, configurations or other elements of any design in our existing catalogue. These modifications are quite straightforward, both in terms of turnaround and pricing. Check out three of our most popular options right here.

  • Poppi Bench
  • This great little occasional piece can be lengthened as end-of-bed storage, deepened to fit shoes, or reconfigured with shelves to hold smaller items.

    • Clark Media Unit

    Lengthen the Clark to fit a particular space, or change the configuration of doors, shelves and handles. You can even add plinths for a floating look.

  • Todd Table
  • The Todd can be made longer or deeper to fit your space or working requirements. You can also add drawers beneath, to hide clutter.

COMMISSION

By commissioning, we mean achieving something unscripted for a unique space or purpose. This is a more in-depth process usually involving consultation, drawings and prototyping before you sign off on the design and we build your piece. Immerse yourself in the design journey with us, and achieve an utterly original outcome.

  • Plywood Lockers
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  • Several banks of freestanding plywood lockers, created for a multistorey open-plan office that needed both storage and space division.
  • Riley Drawers
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  • Custom plywood drawers with handle-free sharknose fronts, offset by vertical feature insets in plywood side profile.

How to customise or commission

Confirm direction

Read our comprehensive guide on customising our furniture collection, then get in touch to discuss your project. For commissions, call us first to discuss.

Browse catalogue

Receive quote and design

Once we know the goals and any particulars for your custom or commissioned piece, we can scope, quote on and design your project.

Complete our Project Checklist

Finesse and manufacture

Make a final decision on the materials, finishes and design. Once your design is approved, we manufacture your piece on-site before delivering to your door.

Select Materials and Finishes

Buying it thoughtfully

Too much furniture is made with a short-term lifespan, ending up in council tips and landfill.

We believe in the ‘buy it once’ philosophy, where a thoughtfully made and selected piece can be repurposed multiple times for different settings.

We also design each piece for disassembly and separation of materials for eventual recycling, modularity or repurposing in a different function. If none of these options are viable, we collaborate with Reverse Garbage and other up-cycling companies to find a second life for our creations.

We care to work only with low-toxin, ethically sourced materials, minimising harm to the health of our team, our clients and that of the environment we all share.

“So Watt studio was on the ball from the start, helping me with my market stall fitout. Everyone who passed my stall loved the final product. I would not hesitate to work with them again. ”

— Priya Kaul, Badaam

“There isn’t anything these guys can’t manage, build, install, produce or make happen - all the way with a smile on their face - big ups to Sophie & Jono.”

— Anne-Maree Sargeant, Founder, Authentic Design Alliance

“Sophie, Jonathan and the So Watt team are, in every way, delightful. Do not be misled by the simplicity of this statement: on the basis of an ambitious project with clearly defined commercial parameters, we were in every way delighted by the way in which the industrial design exercise was conceptualised, planned, managed, executed and supported.”

— Joel Kaufman, Director Bloomingdales

“We were blown away the ease in which we could collaborate with Sophie and the So Watt production team. Dynamic, precise, reliable and clearly love what they do. This is a team that is outcomes and solution focused”

— Matt Gollan, Director, Reactivate Consulting

“We recently completed a renovation of a home office studio with So Watt in Annandale, NSW. It was a tricky space with sharp angled walls and tight openings.
Sophie and Jonathan brought an extensive understanding of plywood to this project that assisted us to achieve a quality piece of joinery to suit the needs of the client.
They assisted in workshopping ideas and were very accommodating to assist with site visits to work in with the client. It was a pleasure to work with them and we hope to collaborate again in the future.”

— - Louise Walsh, Principal, Louise Walsh Interior Design

“So Watt did such an amazing job with our kitchen island – couldn't be happier with the outcome. It's beautifully crafted, and their signature style and materials give it an elevated, contemporary look. They were a pleasure to work with throughout the process.”

— Hanne, Bondi Beach

“I highly recommend So Watt Design Studio. They designed bespoke bar chairs and other furniture items for me that have exceeded my expectations. They were a pleasure to deal with from the original briefing conversation, through design and installation.”

— Kirsty, Bondi Beach

“Sophie and Jono were fantastic. Very responsive, helped tailor the design to our needs and the space, and remained adaptive along the way. The result exceeded our expectations.”

— Simon, Alexandria