Overview

Plywerk is a Portland–based company that provides solutions for framing and displaying photographs. Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Kjell van Zoen and Kim Oanh Nguyen-van Zoen, the company began in the couple’s basement, when photographer Kim decided to mount a photo using wood glue and plywood. Her husband saw an opportunity for the distinctive style of photo-mounting, and Plywerks was created. For two years, the couple sold maple-mounted photographs at local craft markets, developing a following of loyal customers. In 2012, Plywerks moved into a new workshop and expanded its product line to include frames, blocks, and other photo displaying methods. Each item is handcrafted in Portland, Oregon from sustainably sourced materials from local suppliers.