David Hoad – 20/34

David Hoad – 20/34

Drew Blair – DDB1

Drew Blair – DDB1

Featuring Formica Memphis Red and Sunflower.

Fraser Moore – Embrace Seat

Fraser Moore – Embrace Seat

The embrace seat celebrates the Formica material. It presents the product in s nee innovative form and medium that embraces the people that sit, lie, lean or play upon it.

The seat is constructed from multiple sheets of Formica HPL that combined together form the surface that people sit on. This rests on three feet which are folded from chrome steel.

Gemma O’Dwyer – Diddoo Chair

Gemma O’Dwyer – Diddoo Chair

A slick shaped sculpture with strong lines and a bold shape. The furniture its is made to be used as a seat or a desk. The furniture piece is made from MDF Formica HPL the colour option is as follows: Planked Apple in Velour finish, Seal Grey in GlossPlus finish and Cafe in GlossPlus finish.

Gordon Robinson – Lounge70

Gordon Robinson – Lounge70

Graham Roebeck – Beehive

Graham Roebeck – Beehive

A striking chair comprised of curved white Formica. The curves are the focus of the piece, inspired by the design of an egg, a water gourd and the useful simplicity of a guitar pick. Hours before sending in the entry, Roebeck renamed the retro piece ‘Beehive’ as the completed piece reminded him of the famous matchbox logo and the 1960s hairdo of the same name.

Gus Watt – Tip Flop Chair

Gus Watt – Tip Flop Chair

Back: Formica Lemon Tree on 18mm pine plywood substrate with square edge clashing all round.

Legs: Formica Warm White in Velour finish on 18mm pine plywood.

Seat: Formica Warm White in Velour finish on 54mm pine plywood.

Back Foot: Formica Lemon Tree on 30mm pine plywood with square edge clashing all round.

Hamish Stirrat – laminique

Hamish Stirrat – laminique

To celebrate the nature of the material, the vast colour range that it comes in, and to highlight its diversity in a different and unique way. The design of this chair looks to draw inspiration from the material itself, what a laminate is and the process of lamination. To investigate the potential of the material seemed a natural first step, and from there I let the process define the outcome of the final design.

Stirrat draws from Mieke Meijer and Vij5’s work with plywood, taking a thin, flexible material, multiplying and stacking it, then laminating it together to extrude a 2D surface into a 3 dimensional volume. Creating a simple chair form that belies the complexity of the material product to create it enhances the intrigue and curiosity of the surface finish itself, or in this case, many finishes. From afar the material would appear to be timber like…on closer inspection one would see that the grain is actually made up from different colours, textures and patterns of the various laminates.

Haroun Barazanchi – Rerehua

Haroun Barazanchi – Rerehua

Heather Wood – If the shoe fits sit in it

Heather Wood – If the shoe fits sit in it

Every girls’ dream, the perfect fit! This is a quirky, beautiful piece of furniture designed with function, form and a touch of class. The design concept incorporates a gentle moulded inner sole with a retractable foot stool “toe” giving the recipient a comfortable curvature to form around the body.

“Let’s sit back, relax in your red shoe and listen to what they’re playin’ on the radio” – David Bowie, Let’s Dance.

Featuring Formica Memphis Red Ribbon Aniseed in Velour finish, with Laminex Innovations Tracery.