Congratulations to the winners! Daniel Godsil-Gorchoff from the USA won a Formica Group Eames table, plus Martine Wijnands from the Netherlands, Lena Okuneva from the Ukraine, Maria José Lemos Pare from Spain, Debra Barratt from the UK and Marc Bunas from France all won a Formica Group book.
Invented and designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Wire Base Low Table was introduced in 1951 with a stand formed from welded wire rods.
To celebrate Formica Group's 100th anniversary, the brand has introduced 12 new patterned laminates designed by Abbott Miller of Pentagram and these were used to top the Eames tables, which were manufactured by Herman Miller as corporate gifts that are not available to purchase.
Also commemorating occasion, Formica Group has released a book containing over 400 images and a series of essays that document the evolution of the brand.
Graphic designer Abbott Miller modelled the Formica Forever book on a Formica Group laminate swatch book from the 1960s.
One Dezeen reader will win a Red Ellipse table, while five runners-up will each receive a copy of the book.
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Here's some more details from Formica Group:
Formica Group Eames Wire Base Low Table
In the late 1940s, Charles Eames noted all the "fantastic things being made of wire." That fascination led Charles and Ray Eames to develop a mass-production technique for simultaneously welding wire rods. One result was the Wire-Base Table, which was introduced in 1951. The Eames Wire Base Low Table (1950/2012) is remarkable for the elegance it achieves using simple, practical materials. The table is just 10" high and it provides a handy surface for a stack of books or a place to rest a drink.
Formica Group is proud to present a limited edition of the Eames tables topped with Formica Laminate Anniversary Collection. The collection features 12 new patterns that reflect the Formica brand and its history giving a fresh look to its iconic design. The Anniversary Laminate tables are limited edition and only 227 have been made worldwide. The tables are produced by Herman Miller.
The Formica Forever book
Formica Group, the inventor of laminate, celebrates 100 years of global design with Formica Forever, a commemorative book that captures the company’s 100-year evolution through cultural shifts, economic uncertainties, trend exploration and global growth. Formica Forever presents the story of how luck and ingenuity, colour and pattern, and design and manufacturing contributed to make Formica brand laminate a truly global brand.
The book includes a series of essays with the focus on different aspects of the story; Phil Patton writes about Formica Group’s Global Business Expansion, Alexander Langer talks about Formica Group’s design legacy and Peter York looks at the cultural impact Formica Group has had during its 100 years. Designed by Abbott Miller, a partner in the renowned international design consultancy Pentagram, the book contains more than 400 images and is modelled after a Formica brand laminate swatch book from the 1960s.
The book can be purchased worldwide from bookstores and also online.
Formica Group is a worldwide leading provider of branded, design coordinated surfacing solutions for commercial and residential customers. As the largest manufacturer of High Pressure Laminate (HPL) its worldwide network of manufacturing, distribution and sales operations maintains the recognition of Formica as a global brand. Formica Group celebrates its 100 years anniversary this year.
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