Do you make your own furniture? Or do you need to refinish old furniture to replace the veneer? Here’s an idea — use kitchen counter top laminate — instead of regular wood veneers — to create a durable, easy-to-clean — and if you like, very colorful — surface. Here are terrific examples of furniture covered with colorful new laminate designs from Formica’s 100th Anniversary laminate designs. When Formica introduced this 100th Anniversary Formica collection, they also showed some glamor shots of how you can use these new patterns to laminate furniture. Check out these new photos from Formica’s Facebook page — showing the new collection giving a retro modern spice to classic mid century furniture as well as modern looking children’s’ furniture.
When the new patterns and colors are used together for this children’s activity table and stools the results are striking. What kid wouldn’t love to play on these bright (and crayon-resistant) surfaces?
The Formica lizards-on-the-wall reminds us of the way that laminate was integrated right into the walls of the Wilson House — above.
… as well as GE Textolite…
… and Consoweld… and a variety of other brands. The 1950s and 1960s were the glory days of gorgeous laminate designs!
Hey, here’s another story –> 54 Formica laminates that have been in production for several decades — including White Onyx, which goes all the way back to 1963.
So there you have it, further proof that this retro material (in these colorful new varieties) can find itself at home in today’s modern spaces.