18th September 2012
Formica Group at 100% design 2012
At this year's 100% Design, (19 - 22 September 2012, stand E360, Earls Court) Formica Group has partnered with design resource studio Material Lab to create a unique pop-up gallery showcasing its latest innovative surfaces and materials.
"Both Material Lab and Formica Group believe that being able to see, touch and feel materials is key to the design process as architects, designers and specifiers need to understand how their vision can come to life through the selection of materials," says Simon Wild, European Marketing Director at Formica Group.
The Material Lab pop-up gallery features Korten from the DecoMetal® range, AR Plus® High Gloss Laminate and also the latest addition to Formica Group's product portfolio, Formica® Magnetic Laminate.
The rich tones and intriguing surface relief of Korten evoke the look and feel of one of the favourite materials of modern architecture, corten steel. The handmade design incorporates iron particles, which make each individual sheet unique, creating a strong visual statement for any project.
Alongside, AR Plus in a wide colour choice provides a high gloss laminate surface with twice the surface performance of standard gloss laminate. Perfectly on trend with the bold colours and gloss finishes being used in today's interiors, AR Plus laminate is perfect to combine with an understated backdrop to provide an accent feature or to complement other colours and textures to create striking colour and surface combinations.
Offering excellent decorative and performance benefits, Formica Magnetic Laminate incorporates special iron foils, showing a powerful magnetic effect. A special non decorative Magnetic Board is also available which, partnered with almost any laminate from the Formica® Collection can ‘magnetise’ plain colours, patterns and even woodgrains! Formica Magnetic Laminate in Crystal White gloss finish can be used as a marker board or in a Magnetic Matt finish to create an area for projecting images or films, or for display purposes. In hotel or corporate environments, this can provide both a practical focal point, or a fun and appealing accent for meeting and conference rooms. Diamond Black and Hunter Green in a Magnetic Matt finish are ideal for chalkboards, and popular in restaurant and hospitality settings. Meanwhile, Brushed Aluminium can provide the ideal backdrop for displaying artworks, or for use in retail or exhibition spaces for displays and promotional materials.
"We are delighted to be part of the largest and most prestigious design event in the UK," continues Simon Wild. "Formica® laminate is the 'original' and has been defining the look and performance of modern interiors worldwide for 99 years, proving it is as relevant in the 21st century as it has been in the 20th century."
The Formica Group is market leader in the manufacture of High Pressure Laminate (HPL). Working closely with architects, designers and specifiers, the company is ideally placed to offer innovative new products and decors which respond to market needs and complement current design trends.
For more information please contact Jana Pavelkova at The Think Tank - +44 (0) 207 831 2225.
Notes to Editors
Formica Group globally leads the industry in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications.
Formica® laminate is the ‘original’, with 99 years of innovation and manufacturing experience. This international group of companies has developed an unrivalled expertise, which ensures quality, reliability and products that are fit for purpose. Working closely with architects, designers and specifiers, the company is ideally placed to offer innovative new products and decors which respond to market needs and complement current design trends.
Products include Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL) in a wide selection of colours, designs and textures. Other surfacing materials include Formica® Compact with its solid laminate core, ColorCore® solid colour laminate and a specialist Formica® Bespoke digital and screen print service. AR Plus – durable high gloss laminate, highly resistant to scuffs and abrasions and DecoMetal – combines the colour and character of real metal surfaces with the lightweight, flexible and practical nature of laminate. Laboratory sector products include Formica® Compact and Chemtop®2 with enhanced chemical resistance. For particularly demanding exterior environments Vivix®, with enhanced UV and weather resistance. Formica also offers residential laminates for furniture, worktops and kitchen manufacture.
Formica® Laminate and DecoMetal®products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified; the premier mark for low-emitting products. All of Formica Group’s European manufacturing sites and distribution centres received accreditation by the internationally-recognised Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) from leading accreditation body, BM TRADA. Formica HPL, Compact Laminate and Bonded Worktops, carry the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label.
Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada, Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Limited, FormicaS.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Formica (Asia) Ltd., among others.
Please Note: Formica, the Formica anvil device, DecoMetal, ColorCore and AR Plus are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation.
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