Plyboo Blog

A big Texas "hats off" to Nancy and Paul Rice of Tech Products, and Shannon Meek of Inside Evolutions,  for wrangling  the "Best New Product” award for the Plyboo Linear Sound Collection at the Metrocon Expo and Conference in Dallas, Texas, last week. 

Our Texas team built a quiet room in the middle of their booth to show off the noise reduction coefficient (NRC rating) of 0.7 for the carved bamboo Linear Sound Collection. 

The use of Smith & Fong panels in ceiling applications is nothing new, and for the past decade or more, innovative interior designers and architects have come up with their own ideas of how to use Plyboo and Durapalm panel products for decorative ceiling applications. We have taken notice of this all-too-often overlooked decorative surface, and this summer we launched Plyboo Ceilings with a wide range of textures with design and function.

We’re very pleased to spotlight our most successful Canadian distributor, Bamboo Design & Architecture, led by Josée Lefrançois. Headquartered in Mont-Royal, QC, our relation dates back some years and has been very successful. Recently we’ve seen a nice uptick in the Canadian market and it is no doubt due to good products and good work on their part.  

As bamboo and palm are both indigenous to warm locales throughout the world, both materials are highly adaptable to changes in temperature, significant warmth and varying levels of humidity. That’s why our warranties apply – for both Plyboo and Durapalm – when used in conjunction with Aptos, California-based Warmboard radiant heat systems, a very energy-efficient way to heat a home or office.

While we were debuting Plyboo Ceilings at Dwell-on-Design, so was Boswell Construction, of Encino, California, who used the system in their own booth!

Keira Payne, Business Development Director for Boswell, said: “The ceiling detail came out very nicely and everyone loved the material. It was also great to meet the Plyboo team members (at DoD).”

Boswell employed our Linear Line Plyboo Ceiling in Greige—in a very interesting, cut pattern (see images)—as a ceiling throughout the company’s booth at DoD. Overall, a very creative installation!