Do you love boomerang laminate but have been wishing for more colors? Well hang on to your hudee rings, because Kate and I have been working on a secret project — collaborating with Wilsonart to design seven new colorways to add to their boomerang laminate collection. Drum roll, please: It’s the new Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® collection!
Next week, we will be in Las Vegas for the official unveiling Jan. 19. We’ll help introduce the laminates to news media and the design industry at the Wilsonart display at KBIS 2016 — the #1 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show event of the year. We’ll have more on the story — including photos — then. Meanwhile, here’s Wilsonart’s sneak-peek news release issued today, which gives a hint of what’s to come, e.g. are you ready for “First Lady Pink, ” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ruby” — and more? We’re pretty excited!
The Wilsonart news release:
#ExploreNewSurfaces with Wilsonart at 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Product debuts include new Wilsonart® HD® Laminate with Antimicrobial Protection and additions to Quartz, Laminate and the Solid Surface Collections
Las Vegas, NV (Jan. 12, 2016) — At the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) this year, Wilsonart, a leading provider of total engineered surfacing solutions, unveils five major product category introductions. The introductions include the brand new Wilsonart® HD® Laminate with Antimicrobial Protection and AEON™ Scratch & Scuff Resistance; four new additions to the Wilsonart® Residential Laminate Collection; four new additions to the premier Wilsonart® Quartz Collection; seven boomerang Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart, part of Wilsonart’s Virtual Design Library (VDL) “Retro” category; and 19 new additions to the Wilsonart® Solid Surface Collection.
Wilsonart® HD® Laminate with Antimicrobial Protection
Wilsonart is continually improving upon its laminate products to provide the most innovative surfacing solutions. Wilsonart® HD® Laminate now combines the most dramatic designs and textures with Antimicrobial Protection and Enhanced Scratch and Scuff-Resistant AEON™ Technology to produce the best laminate for countertops and work surfaces. All Wilsonart HD Laminate designs will include this enhancement. Wilsonart’s enhanced antimicrobial protection is built directly into the laminate to protect the surface against damaging microbes such as mold, mildew, and bacteria that cause odors. Visit www.wilsonart.com/laminate/wilsonart-hd for samples.
Wilsonart® Residential Laminate
Four new designs from the Wilsonart® Residential Laminate Collection closely resemble the natural look and sophistication of stone, without sacrificing the durability and sustainability of laminate. Visit www.wilsonart.com/laminate for samples this spring.
Wilsonart® HD® Laminate Collection
- Cipollino Bianco | Mirage Finish
Antimicrobial Protection and AEON™ Scratch & Scuff Resistance, a dramatic large-scale marble look suggestive of quartz with unique veining and crystal structures in warm neutral tones and deep accents.
- Cipollino Grigio | Mirage Finish
Antimicrobial Protection and AEON™ Scratch & Scuff Resistance, a marble reminiscent of a large-scale quartz with striking movement and unique crystal veining in a warm slate grey.
Wilsonart® Premium Laminate Collection
- Leche Vesta |Textured Gloss Finish with AEON™, a medium scale abstract resembling packed stone with a white background plus grey and black medium size particulates.
- Mercury Vesta |Textured Gloss Finish with AEON™, a medium scale abstract resembling packed stone with a cool grey background plus grey, taupe and black medium size particulates.
The Quartz Collection celebrates discovery with designs inspired by locations and cultures around the world. The newest introductions range from large-scale veining and movement for a dramatic design, to fine, subtle patterns perfect for a sleek and modern update. Visit www.wilsonart.com/quartz for samples this spring.
- Anatolia (Q4021), a distinctive tea rose marble quartz countertop design with large mother of pearl features, pink veining and subtle white highlights.
- King’s Crown (Q4018), a striking quartz countertop design with a balanced blend of cream and mushroom, subtle smoky black veining and hints of garnet.
- Isselburg (Q4013), a natural style quartz countertop design in a flowing crystalline structure of light taupe and pale white.
- Grey Lake (Q1009), a dark grey solid quartz countertop design.
Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart Virtual Design Library Laminate
Seven nostalgia-driven boomerang patterns designed in collaboration with Retro Renovation’s Pam Kueber and Kate Battle make their debut, joining the Wilsonart® Virtual Design Library (VDL) “Retro” category. From “First Lady Pink” to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ruby,” the colors are designed to appeal to the growing number of homeowners restoring and decorating their kitchens and bathroom in midcentury and vintage style. Visit www.wilsonart.com/vdl for samples February 1.
Wilsonart® Solid Surface
For a more neutral style, the 19 new Solid Surface designs range from small to large particulates and include varieties of veining and movement. The Collection combines an assortment of neutrals that have grown in popularity in today’s interiors, allowing for a bold mix of materials and pops of color. Grey continues to be a popular color choice, offering a wide range of hue and saturation, while natural shades of white and beige offer a lighter, brighter touch. Visit www.wilsonart.com/solid-surfaces for samples this spring.
Wilsonart at KBIS
Come by booth N727 at KBIS to explore these new Wilsonart surfacing solutions. Also at the Wilsonart booth will be industry voices Danny Seo, green lifestyle expert and editor-in-chief of Naturally, Danny Seo Magazine; Pam Kueber, publisher of Retro Renovation; Grace Jeffers, design historian and materials expert; and Dr. Charles Gerba aka “Dr. Germ,” microbiologist, Professor at the University of Arizona and expert on antimicrobial surfaces. To make an appointment with a Wilsonart representative or any of these experts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.wilsonart.com or call 800-433-3222.
Wilsonart is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of High Pressure Laminates, Quartz, Solid Surface and other engineered surfaces used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. The company operates under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Ralph Wilson®, Arborite® and Durcon® brands and has achieved success through a combination of outstanding service, high-quality products and a focus on continuously redefining decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit Wilsonart.com or connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.