Formica Group launches furniture design competition

European design students invited to enter the new Formica® Formations Design Competition – Call for entries

This year Formica Group, manufacturer of interior surfacing solutions and the original inventor of Formica® laminate, has launched an exciting pan-European furniture design competition. They’re calling for budding art and design students to enter and submit their concepts.

Formica Group has challenged design students across Europe (including; UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Russia and Spain) to create a forward thinking and attractive piece of furniture incorporating Formica® laminate to help ‘create a better life.’ The competition focus is to develop furniture concepts which will help to change our relationship with the spaces that define us. It will also show how to make life easier, more enjoyable, more productive or more comfortable.

Participants must first choose their setting. The product can either be suited to home living, such as a kitchen or living/dining room or a public space including hotels, shops, offices, a hospital or a school and use Formica® laminate. Entrants will be challenged to look differently at the interpretation of the application of Formica® laminate for interior use, while specifying versatile decorative surfacing solutions offered by their collections.

This year, the international jury panel will consist of the three judges. Matthew Day Jackson will join Formica Group design experts Renee Hytry Derrington, and Eva Hoernisch, all with stellar reputations on the international art and design scene.

Entrants are asked to submit their designs on the competition website, (search for Formations), or via email to [email protected] before 17th April 2020 and universities wishing to register can get in contact with Formica Group via email.

The overall winner will receive an iPad Pro and see a fabricated version of their design in Formica Group promotional material. There will also be shopping vouchers for the top three entries.

For more information please visit and search Formations or contact Chloe Hodson, [email protected], or Tiia Jaakola [email protected] at The Think Tank - +44 (0) 207 831 2225.

  About Formica Group

Formica Group is a leading provider of branded, designed surfacing solutions for commercial and residential customers worldwide. As the world’s largest manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate (HPL), our international network of design, manufacturing, distribution and sales operations maintains the recognition of Formica® as a global brand.

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