Formica Celebrates 110 Years in Business

As the calendar flips to 2023, Formica Corporation prepares for a full year of celebration to commemorate its 110th anniversary. Founded in 1913, the company is marking over a century of shaping residential and commercial interiors through its innovative surfaces. 

1927 Formica Sales Meeting. Image from Formica: Forty Years of Steady Vision, 1953.

“As we pored over a century’s worth of designs, photos and other materials in preparation for our anniversary celebrations, it was a clear reminder of the marked impact this brand has had on interior design and even culture at large,” says Amy Gath, vice president, marketing of Formica Corporation. “Formica’s future will continue to be grounded in its rich history while giving homeowners and interior designers the tools they need to build their ideal, innovative spaces.”

To commemorate this milestone anniversary, the company will release a calendar and book featuring classic patterns and notable Formica Laminate interiors from the past 110 years. The company will also celebrate in Las Vegas ahead of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, as well as on social media throughout the year, with Formica’s design team sharing inside stories behind some of the brand’s most iconic patterns.

Over the years, Formica Brand products have made an unmistakable impact on design. The company was originally founded as an industrial laminates company but quickly pivoted to decorative laminate surfaces used in homes, restaurants and a wide range of other commercial settings. The versatility and durability of Formica Laminate has been celebrated by top architects and designers such as Massimo Vignelli, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid and more through creative and iconic designs. Consumers will forever associate the brand with diner and residential design of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, including unforgettable appearances in pop culture such as the “Brady Bunch” kitchen. Formica Corporation recently celebrated this heritage by partnering with best-in-class interior designers to imagine the diners of the future using the company’s modern offerings. 

The brand also remains a staple in residential and commercial design today, evolving its offerings to meet current trends and design preferences while still touting the same high-performance attributes the brand is known for. More recent additions to Formica Corporation’s portfolio include Everform Solid Surface, Formica Writable Surfaces, DecoMetal Metal Laminates and the company’s sister product line, FENIX Innovative Materials.  

For more information on Formica’s 110th anniversary, visit Formica.com/110.

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