Moscow, Russia (May 27, 2015) – Resopal GmbH, a Wilsonart company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of high pressure laminates and other engineered surfaces, is again teaming with renowned Russian architect Andrey Chernikhov to explore new decor and show a completely new perspective for home design. This partnership will be highlighted during a launch event on the first day of the May 27-31ARCH Moscow exhibition (http://www.archmoscow.ru/eng).
Resopal, which produces functional and decorative high-pressure laminates (HPL), collaborated last year with the Studio of Andrey Chernikhov at the MosBuild 2014 exposition where it presented a unique collection of decorative HPL for furniture and interior design. These designs were based on development and interpretation of ideas of architect and artist Iakov Chernikhov (1889-1951), expressed by him in the 1920’s of the last century. This year’s new design will be available in black and in “snow white”, with a matte/gloss texture, and will be featured at Resopal’s ARCH Moscow stand (Hall 10/Booth 10-7). The partners will give a joint presentation on May 27 to customers, invited architects and other guests, followed by an informal get-together.
Beauty, plus performance & versatility: The new surfaces not only feature striking designs, but they also are resistant to common household solvents and chemicals, are hygienic, and easy to clean, maintain and disinfect.
Some potential applications include:
- Enhancing upscale architectural interior design projects and for use in the manufacture of bespoke furniture.
- Covering vertical surfaces such as doors, wall panels and kitchen cabinets.
- Bonding to all types of wood-based substrates such as chipboard, MDF and the like, as well as to specialty substrates such as mineral and honeycomb.
Studio of Andrey Chernikhov has performed a series of designs based on suprematist creations of Iakov Chernikhov from cycles Exprimatica and Aristography which have got this way a new sound of the 21st century. At that time his compositions were truly futuristic, but since then these designs became absolutely modern.
“The new technologies of Resopal and Wilsonart for HPL production make it possible today to implement those ideas that were founded by Bauhaus in Germany and by the avant-garde in Russia,” says Andrey Chernikhov. “This provided the basis for cooperation between Wilsonart’s Resopal factory and the Foundation of Iakov Chernikhov.”
Ilknur Gur, President of Wilsonart EEMEA, notes: “We continue to demonstrate our commitment to customers in Russia in various ways – first, through the recent creation of a native-speaking Russian sales force, and now via truly dedicated decors. Being able to bring our customers here products infused with the spirit and creativity of a Russian visionary such as Iakov Chernikhov is truly an added bonus.”
A commitment to Russia: Gur also announced that Resopal has named Arli and TD Eurohim-1, their long-time distribution partners, as the distributors of the Iakov Chernikhov patterns in Russia.
“Both Arli and Rasean are reliable suppliers of leading kitchen and furniture manufacturers and have built-up a very good network with local designers,” she said. “Working with strong partners is very important to us, as we always seek to secure availability and enhance the customer service.”
Resopal’s products are used in trains, cruise ships, interior fittings, wet rooms, hospitals and sports facilities, as well as on external facades and furniture. End users tend to associate the name with 1950s design – kidney-shaped tables, kitchens and small breakfast work surfaces. The brand goes back to the patent registered in 1930 by August-Hermann Römmler. As a result of its high level of brand awareness, the company, founded in 1867, was renamed in 1971. With a strong reputation for environmental sustainability, the present-day Resopal GmbH considers itself the pioneer of laminate surfaces and continues to supply one of the hardest material surfaces for trendsetting solutions in contemporary interior design. Resopal is a Wilsonart company. For more information: http://www.resopal.de