Hi, I’m Matt Kelly

At Plaey we design and make modern, affordable modular furniture that combines form, function and a sense of fun.

We appeal to people who share our passion for great design and a belief that furniture can be an extension of our personality.

Clients include

TATE, The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, York Art Gallery, The National Trust, Windermere Jetty Museum

COS, Studio.Build, ByUmberto, Hot Chip, Warp Records, Colours May Vary

Client testimonial

Working with Plaey was the experience I hoped it would be and more. Matt is a brilliant designer as well as maker. After submitting a scrappy doodle sketch, Matt returned with a design that was thoughtful, bold, practical and fun and executed it to a very high standard by approaching the task with the same enthusiasm as he does for all of his clients. It was an absolute joy to work with him.

Robert Walker – byUmberto

Client testimonial

We’ve worked with Matt on a few pieces now, for both our home and workplace. There is always a lovely attention to detail and Matt is a master of suggesting different materials that work really well together. The beauty of the furniture is that it just fits with everything else in the room (and of course being bespoke fits perfectly into the space). On top of that Matt is fantastic to work with- very patient and open to discussion. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a few Plaey pieces in our possession! 

Nicky Place – Studio.Build

Client testimonial

Over the past few years we have been lucky to work with Matt on a number of projects at the shop including playful modular shelving, a creative and portable hanging system for a group show and a jolly and moveable book store for our kids books and last but not least our fantastically functional counter.

Matt has always been a dream to work with, putting forward beautiful and problem solving solutions, as well as being patient when interpreting our own hastily scribbled ideas.

Becky – Colours May Vary

Client testimonial

Being familiar with Plaey’s work we fully expected to get the beautifully designed shop fit we got, but one thing we hadn’t fully appreciated before undertaking the project was just how impactful it would be on our customers. We believe that the quality of the shop fit speaks to the people that walk through the door (on a sometimes subconscious level), letting them know that the items within are good quality and that shopping with us is a sound, safe decision.

We would urge any business considering working with Plaey not to underestimate the value of well considered, well build furniture, for you and for your customers.

Gaz – Community Cutlery