It is the revolutionary material of the glorious 1930’s and the star of the 1950’s: Formica.
Put together by assembling pieces of paper soaked in resin, Formica was designed in 1913 by two American engineers: Daniel J. O’Conor and Herbert A. Faber. A few years later the Formica company was born. Around 17 years later, the material interested decorators and architects alike who used it to create furniture and certain elements of design. Very malleable, it offers the possibility to designers to imagine new shapes.
“It’s Formica, it’s great!” says the commercial of the 1960’s. Post-war France was covered with Formica furniture. It joins properties of both resistance and health, and esthetic qualities thanks to the variety of proposed colors. The attractive features are what have determined the company’s success. So much, that it has become a household name.
Looking for an original design? You will have the opportunity at the Marché de la Mode Vintage to buy a Formica table! Cypress green, blue lagoon or pastel yellow; a small dinner table or a bean shaped table; these are the many choices that provide a playful design to your homes.
So, if you haven’t forgotten Johnny Hallyday and Michel Sardou, you will never forget your love for Formica, do not hesitate at the next edition!