Honest, authentic and raw. These were the qualities of a building cladding that captured our imagination as we travelled through downtown Portland in Oregon on our epic road trip. We loved the textures so much that it became the basis of a new laminate which bears the name of the location – Humboldt Street!
Anything can be an inspiration for design, even a rusted wall cladding. The basis for Lamitak’s evocative Patina range of laminates lies in downtown Portland, a pitstop on the Lamitak team’s epic road trip along the West coast of the United States.
Everyone needs some ‘me’ time once in a while, and you don’t even have to go out of your home to zone out and relax. Conjure up a cosy corner easily with laminates to set the look and cement the design with some choice furnishings. We suggest seven fabulous looks to get you started.
Travel has always been a wellspring of inspiration for designers, even laminate designers. Wherever the Lamitak team goes, we always keep our eyes open for visually arresting textures; but it is not often we can pinpoint the final design to a single location. However, in the case of the rugged wood-inspired Rialto Pine laminate, it was two locations, halfway around the world from each other, which motivated its design. We share the story of its creation.
Stone can be perceived as being cold, solid, even boring – but that is far from the truth. Being an organic material, it contains nuances of colour and texture that are delightfully individual. Weathered by the elements, rock surfaces take on a different character. However, stone is not seen as a suitable material for residential wall claddings due to the high cost of material, the challenge of installation, and the labour of maintenance. Now, this intriguing material can easily be a part of home decor, thanks to stone-inspired laminates.
Bookmatched marble, once exclusive to luxury hotels and swanky abodes for its prohibitive price, has now been democratised. Lamitak has just launched two laminate designs inspired by bookmatched marble, and it looks set to revolutionise home design!
Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” The process of creation is never easy, and perspiration definitely figures prominently in Lamitak’s journey of creating each laminate collection. Travelling provides the inspiration – specifically and most recently, 30 days in the US and 220 hours on a road trip along the West coast of America, exploring Oregon, Nevada, California and Arizona, for their current laminate collection.
It is said you can find inspiration everywhere – if you just keep your eyes (and mind) open. For Lamitak, the search for inspiration crosses oceans, forests and skies. Nature might provide the source material, but through the lens of Lamitak, her rich colours and textures are distilled into evocative laminates for the home. How does the magic happen? Find out here.
Why use one laminate design when you have two (or more)? Jazz up the design of your home by using more than one pattern, but don’t go overboard! We dish some tips on how to keep the look simple and tasteful with the five examples below.
They say clothes make the man, so why not look to fabrics to ‘dress’ up your home? We’re not referring to soft furnishings but fabric-inspired laminates that will take the interior design possibilities for your home to a whole new level. Lamitak’s stylish fabric-inspired collection takes its cue from many sources including traditional menswear textiles such as British tweed, fine denim, and the classic houndstooth pattern. The soft woven textures of these designs make a classy statement which adds depth to a flat wall with quiet style and sophistication.