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Launched in April 2017 Plykea Ltd is owned by two friends who met at university back in 1999. Tim is co-founder and design director of Normally, a digital product and service design agency in London. Adam is founder and owner of Adam Vergette Ltd, a furniture and product design studio based in London.

Whilst rennovating his house Tim was looking for a way to create a beautiful kitchen on a limited budget. Having previously installed an IKEA kitchen he knew their cabinets were great quality, but loved the look of birch ply and wanted to use this for the fronts.

After looking around online for a company that could make a bespoke set of fronts Tim found the process was either incredibly clunky, lacked the material choice he desired or was far too expensive for his budget, at that point he turned to his friend Adam.

Having previously been head of production for high end furniture company Vitsœ Adam knew exactly how to manufacture the fronts to ensure a perfect fit that didn’t cost a fortune. Once they had completed the kitchen it struck them there was an opportunity to combine their skills and address a gap in the market providing beautifully made, reasonably priced fronts and worktops for standard IKEA kitchen base cabinets, and so Plykea was born.

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