Laminate Collection Draws on Global Design to Recreate Commercial Spaces

The SurfaceSet 2018 laminate collection offers a range of surfacing options, from Scandinavian-inspired maples, to artistic paint scrapes, to the look of raw materials reused.

The SurfaceSet 2018 laminate collection offers a range of surfacing options, from Scandinavian-inspired maples, to artistic paint scrapes, to the look of raw materials reused.

Fusing design with functionality inspired by the concepts of balance and tension, SurfaceSet 2018 by Formica Corp. includes 32 Formica Laminate colors, patterns and woodgrain designs, and one new finish. The collection features three palettes, which illustrate the balance and tension of man-made meets natural in three design pathways, all interpreted and curated for commercial surfaces.

The SurfaceSet 2018 laminate collection is the result of design and style research by its international design team. Drawing inspiration from our ever-changing world, the collection offers a range of surfacing options, from Scandinavian-inspired maples, to artistic paint scrapes, to the look of raw materials reused, enabling designers to create interiors for those who spend time in them. SurfaceSet 2018 is grouped into three palettes, Personal Sanctuary, Spectral and Smart Organic.

“At a time of global turbulence, shrinking urban spaces and the effects of technology overload, we’re seeking ways to refresh, renew and recreate the spaces that surround us. The SurfaceSet 2018 laminate collection allows humans to be one with the world,” says Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead for Formica Group.

Personal Sanctuary

The Personal Sanctuary palette celebrates the connections to everyday objects as personal time and spaces become more precious. It includes colors and patterns in a mix of textures and finishes that invite touch and interaction; frosted and translucent effects that blend technology into the background; the patina of aged metal; and woodgrains that evoke the Scandinavian way of living.

The hues in Personal Sanctuary are balanced with tones that add a feel to neutrals. Colors and patterns such as Just Rose, Danish Maple, Winter Sky and Blackened and Bronzed Steel refresh us, while three Birchply designs add texture and the appearance of plywood in light wood tones, creating spaces made for comfort and refuge.

Spectral

Inspired by art, the Spectral palette applies color in a free fashion, revealing the maker’s hand. Painterly brush strokes and textural daubs make for tactile surfaces, heightening the sensory experience with saturated color. The interaction of color across the spectrum finds art where color is layered, bringing with it a feeling of energy.

The primary tones of this palette in contrasting combinations add depth and a contemporary vibe to our surroundings. Chrome Yellow, Matrix Blue and Spectrum Green help recreate the world in a bright way. Two Paint Scrape designs give the appearance of layered paint applied to a canvas and then scraped off to reveal a grid-like layout, revealing pops of color.

Smart Organic

With future generations in mind, nature and man-made materials collaborate to create something new. Recycling goes further as we rethink what we throw away, resulting in something original. The intent is not only to enhance our resources, but also to marry them with synthetic materials to create intriguing composites.

For example, two Paper Terrazzo patterns utilize small fragments of post-production solid color paper from Formica Laminate that would otherwise have gone to waste. The palette also includes three Bubble design patterns, in which printing inks were mixed with soap and bubbles, then blown on industrial grade paper. Additional offerings include natural and man-made greens, grays and warm tones in colors such as Green Slate, Weathered Fiberwood and Enamel.

Plex Finish

Joining the collection is Plex, a surface finish with a textile feel that can be used to enhance all solid colors and patterns, including the Paint Scrape laminate design.

SurfaceSet 2018 by Formica Corp.: The Full Collection

PERSONAL SANCTUARY

  • 8792-58 Winter Sky
  • 8858-PX Just Rose
  • 8917-58 Rolled Steel
  • 8918-58 Blackened Steel
  • 8919-58 Bronzed Steel
  • 8902-NG White Painted Wood
  • 8905-58 Waxed Maple
  • 8906-58 Danish Maple
  • 8910-NG Raw Birchply
  • 8912-NG Winter Sky Birchply
  • 8911-NG Green Slate Birchply
  • 9312-NG Planked Urban Oak

SPECTRAL

  • 1485-58 Chrome Yellow
  • 7897-58 Spectrum Green
  • 8795-58 Matrix Blue
  • 8907-NG Fox Teakwood
  • 8908-NG Storm Teakwood
  • 8909-NG Cascara Teakwood
  • 8994-PX Paint Scrape Steel
  • 8995-PX Paint Scrape Sky
  • 9311-58 Silver Oak Herringbone

SMART ORGANIC

  • 8794-58 Enamel
  • 8793-58 Green Slate
  • 8812-PA Tinted Paper Terrazzo
  • 8813-PA Tonal Paper Terrazzo
  • 8956-58 Bubble Science
  • 8957-58 Bubble Organic
  • 8958-58 Bubble Art
  • 8913-NG Oak Fiberwood
  • 8914-NG Weathered Fiberwood
  • 8915-NG Walnut Fiberwood
  • 8916-NG Blackened Fiberwood

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