Design Talk – Find out how this interior designer used Lamitak laminates to create the sophisticated, yet cosy interiors of this home

Posted by Lamitak on Nov 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In the first of this series, we speak to interior designers to get their top tips on using laminates, and how they have used the material in their projects for maximum effect.

ERMANNO MARCELLO WALNUT (WY 5218D) on sliding door and TANNIN Walnut (WGA 1233S) on mirror frame-low.jpg

Featured laminate on sliding door: Ermanno Marcello Walnut WY 5218D
Design and all photos: Fuse Concept

We kick off with JD Tan of Fuse Concept to find out more about the design of this upscale three-bedroom condominium apartment at Tanjong Rhu and glean more expert tips from him on using laminates!


Featured laminate on sliding door: Ermanno Marcello Walnut WY 5218D

How were laminates used in this home?

We wanted to create something sophisticated and minimal for the interiors that also has an impact. For the sliding doors which act as a feature wall in the living room, Ermanno Marcello Walnut from Lamitak is the perfect fit as there is a gradient of tones which prevents the panels from looking ‘flat’. The woodgrains are not that ‘intricate’ too, making the long stretch of wall less texturally overwhelming.

I paired several textures for the countertop in the living room. It has a glossy glass backing, a work top in quartz, and Basic Black laminate from Lamitak for the rest of the structure.


Featured laminate on island counter: Basic Black CES1108S

Why do you choose to use laminates in your projects?

Laminates are the most cost-efficient yet durable finishing for carpentry, with a large variety of colours and patterns. There are also many different finishings such as high gloss, matte, and textured, which replicate different natural materials such as stone, wood or fabric. We have so many to choose from depending on the design concept.

Where do you usually use laminates in the home?

I use them almost everywhere within the home, but mostly in the kitchen. The amount depends on the amount of carpentry works in the space.


Featured laminate on wardrobe doors: Ivory Luxe DXN5102B

Which are your favourite Lamitak laminate designs to use?

I like oak and walnut grains such as Lamitak’s Oak Giethoorn and Walnut range. Other designs I have been using frequently include their fabric-look laminates such as the ones from the Stoffa and Faux Denim range, to add additional texture to the space in place of using solid colours.

Any advice to homeowners on choosing laminate designs?

After shortlisting laminates from the catalogue, I would advise them to request A4 samples to visually understand the wood grains and textures of the laminates. Or visit Lamitak Studio, where there are three feet by eight feet sheets of popular laminates in the Material Library, which will help them select the right grains and colour for their home. I will also suggest they use darker laminate colours if there are going to be multiple joints on their carpentry design as the joint lines are unavoidable.

Get more handy tips and ideas on using laminates at the Lamitak Studio at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61 Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and; or drop by during the opening hours below

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Topics: Laminates, Home Renovation