HPL and Quartz
Designing and building custom furniture with innovative Wilsonart® Engineered Surfaces
Bringing creative designs to reality requires inspiration, a pragmatic process, and the right materials to build the finished products. From inspiration to design to fabrication, creating complex and unique furniture is easier than ever, with materials and guidance from Wilsonart®, a proven resource for products, knowledge, and guidance to devise and complete projects.
An example of innovative design concepts transformed into stunning furniture pieces are from Cleveland, Ohio-based Richardson Design, who created sophisticated occasional tables designed and made with two distinct Wilsonart® materials.
Nature inspired design
The yearning for a connection to nature is a driving force of biophilic design. This inspired Richardson Design to create bespoke furniture pieces that capture an organic feel and demonstrate the power of water to transform our habitat. The intermingling of growth and erosion became the basis for a set of occasional tables that combine the flexibility of HPL woodgrains with the strength of Quartz.
Mixing materials for maximum impact
The first step in the kitchen remodel was selecting the countertop material which would serve as the focal point for the space. For the main kitchen and adjacent laundry room, designs from the Wilsonart® Calacatta Collection were selected including Calacatta Serchio and Calacatta Aquilea, giving the countertops a marble look with the durability of quartz. This set the tone for the rest of the material choices, including Sub-Zero appliances, Jeffrey Court Tile for the backsplash, and Schaub & Company hardware.
Richardson Design’s innovative use of HPL and Quartz created textural, organic formed tables that celebrate the essence of biophilic design.
While HPL is typically known for its durability, it’s also a semi-flexible material that can accommodate dramatic curves and designs. Wood grains and textures in HPL give the look and feel of wood veneer but with greater durability, performance, and lower maintenance. Wilsonart is also committed to conscious craftsmanship with our HPL, which uses on average 23% post-consumer recycled content. That’s 2X more than other leading laminate brands.
In combination with HPL, Quartz slab material gives the look of natural stone without the maintenance or worry of scratches, stains, cracks, or chips. Pushing the boundaries of both HPL and Quartz helped to create furniture pieces that embrace the juxtaposition of nature’s elements.
The process, from start to finish
After ideation, Richardson Design created 3D digital renderings and technical drawings to help fabricators turn their vision into reality. The Wilsonart Technical Team went to work to fabricate the tables and captured the process of the build, demonstrating how custom and complex designs can easily transform into beautiful, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces with the right materials, tools, and guidance.
The result is two stunning tables that celebrate the elements of wood, water, and stone in organic curved lines. The warm brown tones of Wilsonart® Sap Walnut HPL pair perfectly with the grey hues of Wilsonart® Logan Pass Quartz with its wispy white veining that traverse the design. The beauty of the pieces is matched by the durability of the materials, which can withstand high touch, high traffic areas in any setting.
From concept to creation, bringing your own creative designs to reality is easier than ever with Wilsonart® as your partner. Get started today and see what you can achieve.
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