Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, has been named winner of a 2014 GOOD DESIGNTM award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for the Formica® Laminate Anniversary Collection design platform.
The GOOD DESIGNTM award is the world’s oldest and most recognized program for design excellence. In 2014, the Museum fielded thousands of GOOD DESIGNTM award submissions from manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms worldwide. Formica Corporation received the GOOD DESIGNTM award for one of its recent innovations:
Formica® Brand Laminate Anniversary Collection
Formica Group’s Anniversary Collection was created in 2013 to mark 100 years of invention and design leadership in partnership with Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy. Pentagram partner Abbott Miller designed the 12 anniversary patterns to reflect the Formica® brand and its history by introducing characteristics and colors that were new to the range.
“Our goal with the Anniversary Collection was to create a stylish and desirable surfacing material that celebrated the craftsmanship and heritage of the Formica® brand,” said Renee Hytry Derrington, Group VP of Design for Fletcher Building’s Laminates & Panels Division, which includes Formica Group. “The 2013 Anniversary Collection paid homage to our 100 year history, while pushing technical boundaries and defining the future of Formica Group for the next 100 years.”
“Formica® brand is iconic, and the 100-year Anniversary Collection designs respectfully honors that history, while offering a surface design that is unique to the market,” said Miller. “Exploring the relationship between pattern and color inspired a collection that embraced solid patterns, architectural patterns and layered strands to create truly beautiful designs.”