Formica Corporation Celebrates 110th Anniversary in 2023

Collage of Historic Formica Patterns

Formica Corporation Celebrates 110th Anniversary in 2023

Iconic inventor of laminate commemorates its history and future throughout the year. 

2023 brings a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the Formica Brand with the launch of a book, Beyond Boomerang. The book celebrates 110 years of Formica Brand Patterns, the Formica Designers, Innovation Teams and outside partners who created them, and the inspired interiors where they’ve been installed.

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The year 2023 brings the unique opportunity for us to reflect on and celebrate 110 years of Formica® Brand Patterns. Join us as we revisit and share the stories from some of the most unique, interesting and perhaps famous Formica® Patterns from our history. We’ll be releasing stories monthly, so check back to learn a little more about some of our favorite patterns.

January - Moonglo

Designer Morris B Sanders was inspired by the moonlight reflecting on water

February – Capri + Nassau

Two iconic patterns introduced by Raymond Loewy Associates in the 1950s

March – The Laurinda Spear Collection

The Formica® Team connects with Laurinda Spear to create an innovative line of patterns.

April - The 180fx® Collection

Launched in 2009, 180fx® brings large-scale drama of exotic and expensive natural stone to everyday spaces.

May - Botanicals

The beauty of flora and fauna has inspired many Formica® Brand patterns since 1951.

June Pattern – Formations Collection

The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles.

July Pattern – Sequins and Sparkles

The timeless allure of gold and all things sparkly has been the basis of many memorable Formica® laminate patterns over the decades.

August Pattern – Ondine

Ondine captured the psychedelic aesthetic of the 1960s with its fluid, water-like effects.

September Pattern – 100th Anniversary Collection

The four collections from the 100th anniversary celebration blurred the lines between the past, present and future of design.

October - The Jonathan Adler Collection

In 2015, Formica Corporation partnered with tastemaker Jonathan Adler to answer the question: Can homes be happier?

November - Willow

Hand-drawn trees in an architecture plan inspired Willow, a ‘60s design staple.

November - Virrvarr

A classic European pattern with royal roots, VirrVarr features a subtle yet structured design.

December Pattern - Skylark

This 1950s pattern is arguably the most iconic in the Formica® laminate range.

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