(June 2014—Chicago, IL)—Arborite, a Montreal-based leader in the laminate industry, is poised to unveil its brand new 2014 Collection during the contract industry’s biggest event, NeoCon, in Chicago, IL from June 9-11, 2014 in Booth 8-3134C. Building on the company’s reputation as a premier design brand, the collection features 25 unique patterns that are right in step with today’s top design trends including: industrial chic; soft, tactile effects; muted tones; bright colors; and contemporary wood looks. As with all of Arborite’s high-pressure laminates, patterns from the 2014 Collection are available in a selection of Standard and Premium textures, offering versatile surfacing solutions to the architecture and design community for a range of interior applications.
According to Arborite President Salvatore Rivera, “Our design team worked hard to create the perfect mix of patterns, scouring the globe for inspiration and experimenting with tones, textures, scale and grain patterns. We are so pleased with the final result and the initial response from the marketplace has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Patterns from the 2014 Collection include:
American Elm features dark woods and rich colors that feel time-honored, trustworthy and confident. The straight grain adds a contemporary effect, bringing order, sophistication and grounding to a rustic or eclectic design. American Elm is available in two colors: Noir and Fumed.
Elm is classic, easy going, versatile—able to fit into polished, upscale interiors as well as more rugged, industrial environments. Known for its signature interlocking grain, the pattern combines a quarter cut straight grain with a hint of cathedral to create a striped pattern with the perfect amount of movement. Elm is available in two colors, Winter and Summer, which were inspired by fumed woods and a hint of ombré.
Modern Cherry is a fresh take on one of the most commonly specified wood grains in North America. The largely straight grain has been revitalized in both the structure of the figure and the color range, infusing just enough flair to make the pattern livelier. The four new color options—Blonde, Mocha, Auburn and Arabica—have been subtly graced with a spectrum of grey tones, resulting in a pattern that is traditional and formal yet relaxed and slightly urban.
Nuno draws inspiration from the soft, tactile effect of fabric—specifically the unusual, organic structures common to contemporary Japanese textiles. While plain, woven fabric has been a traditional laminate pattern since the early 1950s, Nuno has been given an updated, sophisticated look by loosening the weave to create a friendly and soothing yet timeless pattern. Nuno is available in four neutral tones: Glacé, Clay, Pearl and Oyster.
Ruched pays homage to the spirit of construction—a principal concern in architecture as well as fashion. Named after a fabrication technique for pleating or gathering pieces of fabric, Ruched features gentle folds, creating an undulating pattern that appears to flow across the surface. The soft execution of a modern look allows the pattern to be combined with more traditional materials. Chiffon is the newest addition to the Ruched line.
Safari embodies the spirit of wild grasses—from the pampas of South America and African savannahs to the prairies of North America. The non-directional and slightly wild pattern is tamed by the fine scale to create a natural, organic and rustic yet refined design. Stone is the latest and lightest hue in the Safari line to create a versatile color scheme.
Sulawesi is named after an island in Indonesia—only one of three places where teak is native. Elegant and spirited, the lively straight grain marries the color play of string cloth and grass cloth with the refinement of a wood grain. Unlike genuine teak, Sulawesi can be used liberally, without impacting a single endangered forest. Sulawesi is available in two colors: Dunes and Hazel.
Twill combines the warmth of fabric with the playful nature of graphics to create a friendly and visually soft surface. By making the texture more illustrative, Twill becomes a versatile pattern, suited for even formal environments. With seven color options ranging from vibrant to neutral, it can be used as a background texture or pulled into the forefront for a friendly, confident effect.
Urban blends the architectural coolness of concrete with the softness of fabric for a refined and industrial-chic effect. The stark look of concrete is tempered by the impression of a fine, woven texture with subtle shading reminiscent of Venetian plaster and the softness of hand polishing. Available in two contrasting hues— Day and Night—Urban displays a confident pairing of tactile appeal and restrained elegance.
About Arborite With over 60 years of experience in decorative high-pressure laminate manufacturing, Montreal-based Arborite delivers inspired contemporary surfacing solutions. The company excels in supplying designers, architects, and specifiers with the perfect laminate for any space, allowing them to choose from a range of premium textures and over 200 colors. All Arborite laminates are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and over 50% of their product offering is certified by the FSC.