Surfaces/Finishes

Four51 Marlborough, Boston, Mass.

From Analog to Digital

Tasked with incorporating a modern design solution within The Holland Companies’ new luxury condominium building, Four51 Marlborough, architecture firm Hacin + Assocs. sought to complement the surrounding neighborhood and the building’s storied past, by reimagining a well-known Boston Harbor lithograph for the building’s lobby. Designer and fabricator of architecturally compelling mosaics, Artaic, transposed the Boston Harbor lithograph with their innovative design tool, Tylist. The Tylist process married the ancient mosaic craft and the use of modern digital technology for the reinterpretation of the 19th-century landmark that pays homage to the Back Bay’s historic c

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Nature Indoors

In expanding its Quartz and Solid Surface selections, Wilsonart has responded to a growing interest in bringing nature to interiors. Capturing the beauty of granite and marble with what the company calls “nature blending,” the new collections tap into warm and cool whites, greys, neutrals and classic black stone.

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Color to the Core

Formica Infiniti ColorCore 2 Laminate line is an assortment of inspiring solid colors and patterns that go all the way through with no brown edge. ColorCore 2 laminate features a soft-to-the-touch super matte finish that is fingerprint resistant, offers anti-microbial surface protection, thermal healing capabilities. The company has expanded the line with eleven new patterns, three new solid options and four new white finishes to provide designers more upscale laminate options without the dark edge. 

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Back in Black

Wilsonart’s sophisticated new laminate palette in black and white is the “little black dress” collection of laminate looks. Available through Wilsonart’s Virtual Design Library, the collection speaks to a modern aesthetic, but its abstract patterns transcend trends. From large-scale designs inspired by the unique features found in Eucalyptus wood to abstracts made up of bold, multi-colored triangles, 18 new patterns expand the laminate design vocabulary with monochromatic grays, a whitewashed brick wall pattern and art deco-inspired black and gold combinations. 

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Celebrate Craft

Material Celebration from WIlsonart is a collection of 25 new laminate designs inspired by the maker movement. Architects and designers will embrace the patterns and materials that celebrate homegrown artisans and timeless beauty of wood. 

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Endurance Glass

Back-painted glass provides a modern, sleek and hygienic water-resistant, non-porous surface that is easy to clean and prohibits mold and bacteria. The special adhesion promoter creates a bond between the glass and color coating on the surface. It withstands wear and tear without paint peeling off. 

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Crafted

Leveraging timeless bricks into a subway-styled tiles, Crafted from Hastings Tile & Bath is handmade and hand-glazed tiles in a variety of patterns from hand-drawn horizontal lines to more intricate horizontal and vertical lines combined. 

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Screen Time

Interstyle’s new line, No. 6, is created by screenprinting abstract shapes onto fine layers of glass. Designer Gabriella Equizi, developed four handcrafted patterns for the glass tile. 

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Time Machine Touch

The Wilsonart Blurred Lines collection in Soft Silk finish recalls yesteryear’s luxury of furniture-grade laminate. Blurred lines implies generations of design, warm and cool tones, and the digital transformations of natural visuals to digital design, revealing materials that go beyond what we see. 

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Rare Wood Alternatives

Architects and designers specify wood to bring warmth and beauty to their work, and many believe that since trees can be replanted, they’re a renewable resource. While trees are renewable, forests are not; still today, wood species from threatened and endangered forests continue to be used in design projects around the world. Wilsonart, a world leading provider of engineered surfaces, captures the unique beauty of global wood species and brings awareness to this alarming issue with 16 new laminate designs in the “Nature Undisturbed” Collection.

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