Winner named at inaugural Design My Formica Booth Competition

Formica Canada Inc. is proud to announce that Padmini (Penny) Unni, third year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, in Ontario, is the grand prize winner of the first Design My Formica Booth Competition. Penny designed a unique, bold concept that highlights Formica’s new products in an elegant and modern way.Design My Formica Booth Competition

From October 1st to December 31st, Ontario’s interior design and architecture students were asked to put their creativity to work by designing a booth featuring Formica Brand products DecoMetal, Formica Infiniti ColorCore 2 and HardStop laminates, for the Architect@Work show that will take place at the Toronto Enercare Centre on April 3rd and 4th.

“Formica’s Student Booth Design Competition was a clever way to engage architectural and design students and provide the winner with industry exposure. We look forward to seeing the winning design executed at the Formica booth and having the opportunity to congratulate the winning student for her impressive design,” says Linda Kafka, Marketing and Sales Manager of Architect@Work Toronto.Design My Formica Booth Competition

“We’re very pleased with the way the first Design my Formica® Booth Competition unfolded. The interest shown by teachers, students and industry testifies to the relevance of organizing such competitions, which allow students to use their talent and creativity and work on a concrete creative project that has specific criteria and a set deadline. The competition is an opportunity for them to become familiar with the industry and be seen by many design and architecture professionals as part of the Architect@Work show,” said Christelle Locat-Rainville, Marketing Manager at Formica Canada Inc.

As the grand prize winner, Penny will see her booth design created and used as Formica Canada’s official booth for the whole Architect@Work show. In addition, she will receive a $1,500 cash award, attend the Architect@Work show and will be invited to take part in a meet and greet at the Formica booth.

More information about the Design My Formica Booth Competition is available here.