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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Formica: 100th Anniversary Collection

Formica® is 100 years old, and to celebrate, the Formica Group...the original inventor of laminate...has introduced a special anniversary collection. It includes Ellipse, Endless, Dotscreen and Halftone patterns in a variety of colors and is truly exciting. The fresh take on the iconic Formica® of the 20th century has an authentic look without being predictable.

In great colors such as red, tangelo, aqua, gray, blueberry and white, these new patterns would be fabulous in any mid-century home. They're have an authentic look without being predictable. The collection was created by Abbot Miller of Pentagram design group.


Red Ellipse

Blueberry and Citrus Halftone with Mint Dotscreen

Endless Graytone

Eames tables in Blueberry, Citrus and Tangelo Halftone

Aqua Dotscreen

Mint Dotscreen

Tangelo Dotscreen

Gray Ellipse

Red Ellipse
Endless Graytone

Endless Indigo

Endless Smoke

Blueberry Halftone

Citrus Halftone

Tangelo Halftone

This video is worth a look. It has some delightful archival images, along with inspiration for using the new patterns in tandem with your favorite vintage pieces.


  1. I grew up with Formica counter tops. It was one of those items that I never paid much attention to until I first used it. Such amazing stuff. It is one of the most durable tops for on just about anything. I even covered speaker enclosures with it so they would not get or look beat up from being on the road. ( regular vinyl and other covering can be damaged easily and large speakers can easily show handling abuse, Formica kind of goes against common coverings, but it will make things much more durable)

    I did not realize Formica was so old.

    I'd rather have a Formica counter top than granite. Granite looks nice, but is easily scratched. Formica looks nice and it is harder to scratch. So many people here have replaced Formica tops with granite and many share my thoughts; granite is nice to look at and Formica is nice to use.

    1. I think you're right. I used quartz when I built last year, and I could kick myself for not looking at all the beautiful choices of Formica. If I had it to do over, that's the way I'd go.

  2. The Tangelo is a really nice fun color I think it would look amazing paired with turquoise accents in a Kitchen!

    1. The Tangelo is my favorite of all the new colors too. That's really a fun collection for their 100th anniversary.