Elise Heslop founded and launched Melbourne-based Plyroom in November 2013.
Plyroom offers homewares and furniture solutions suited to all rooms in the home – the kid’s room, teenage retreat, dining room, living room, bedroom and work room.
Elise’s decision to revisit her Italian heritage and live in Italy for 12 months with a young family in tow proved a life-changing experience. Gaining a first-hand appreciation for the European lifestyle of doing more with less space, and the role functional, flexible furniture played in that, inspired further research. After a train journey to meet with a Milan-based architect specialising in sustainable custom- made plywood homes and furniture, Plyroom was born.
She works collaboratively with her design partners on new designs, tailoring existing designs to meet the practical needs of the Australian market and supporting products that are made with simplicity and permanence in mind.