Breaking news and first on the interwebs, yay: We discovered today that the new Formica® Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection — nine designs in all — was posted on the Formica website in advance of its official introduction scheduled for Jan. 21 at KBIS. AFTERNOON UPDATE: But whoopsydoodle, Formica published the page accidentally, and it was immediately taken down. So, you had like a one hour window to see all the goods. Didja? Meanwhile, because we were cautious about using images from the website that we … guessed … were not supposed to be live yet … Formica’s PR rep sent us some super special sneak-peek images. We are told this is on the only place on the web where you can see all the designs — woot! Brenda Starr reporting. 🙂Heck yeah there is more →
Thanks to reader Ashly for today’s tip: A new source for kitchen and bathroom counter top laminate, Lab Designs. We have not seen these designs in person, but viewed online, they seem promising. After Ashly’s comment, Pam called the company for pricing information. According to the representative, most laminates they have deliver for $1.90-$2.10 per square foot — which calculates to about $64 for a 4 x 8 sheet.
Wilsonart is launching a new wave of laminates on June 1 — with one of their big themes, “What’s Old is New Again”. I asked their PR team to send me samples of the new designs, so that I could ogle the colors and patterns. Alas, we are currently living amidst of design wave of gray kitchens, so few of these laminates are what I’d describe as “midcentury cheerful”…they have serious gray undertones — very low chroma, I think is how you describe it. Even so, there are a number of neutrals — and even one aqua — that Retro Renovators in needs of new kitchen counter tops or bathroom counter tops will want to take a look at.
First, I love the site. I’ve been reading it since December when I purchased my teeny tiny 1946 house (originally a summer home) on the shore in NJ. Anyway, I was looking around for laminates for my upcoming kitchen redo, and I came across 9 great linen looking laminates from Pionite. Alas, no red, but still some very nice colors. I ordered samples of all of them from Pionite’s website, and they look even better in person! Heck yeah there is more →