Formica celebrates milestone 110th anniversary

In celebration of its 110th anniversary, Formica is releasing a calendar and book featuring classic patterns and notable Formica Laminate interiors to commemorate this milestone. 

“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, especially in the United States and Canada” said 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.”

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.

“This retrospective on the impact of all that the Formica brand has designed, manufactured and marketed as innovative, resilient, and often daring products and designs, to improve the quality of life of Canadian families at home and the atmosphere of working environments in almost all walks of life across the country, will be a fascinating insight for today’s professionals and for the specialized educational institutions that train the next generation of designers,” says Christelle Locat-Rainville, Marketing Director of the Formica Canada. 

Formica 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.