Category Archives: Design

What’s on the Menu in Restaurant Design?

What’s on the Menu in Restaurant Design?

In a recent article for The Washington Post, Maura Judikis writes, “A well-designed restaurant won’t distract from the food, and especially not from the conversation. Instead, it will subtly contribute to one of those memorable evenings when everything clicks: the meal, the service and the warm vibes.”

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Introducing New Pearlescence and Premium Wood Prints

Introducing New Pearlescence and Premium Wood Prints

Lamin-Art is excited to introduce 10 new wood-grains and 10 new pearlescent colors to the popular Premium Wood Prints and Pearlescence lines.

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The Top Trends in Education Design

The Top Trends in Education Design

As any parent who has been on one too many college visits will tell you, not all universities are equal. Particularly, it seems, in the architecture and design of their campuses.

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Learn Business Etiquette with Lamin-Art, and Set Yourself Apart from the Pack

Learn Business Etiquette with Lamin-Art, and Set Yourself Apart from the Pack

Advice from, “Business Etiquette for the Design Professional,” an exclusive Lamin-Art CEU, offers plenty of information on how to better yourself in a professional setting. Check with your local representative to see if the IDCEC and AIA accredited course is available in your area, and learn to: distinguish yourself as a business professional; establish your personal brand; recognize how to adjust your professional behaviors; and understand the ability to collaborate.

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From Layout to Lighting, Here are some of the Top Trends in Healthcare Design Today

From Layout to Lighting, Here are some of the Top Trends in Healthcare Design Today

In 2015, the healthcare industry is ever-evolving. Whether adapting to the effects of the Affordable Care Act or adjusting to new science and technologies, professionals across the healthcare sector recognize the need to keep-up with the latest trends. The situation in healthcare design is no different. From layout to lighting, here are some of the top trends in healthcare design today:

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Lamin-Art Releases White Paper on Understanding Wood: A Material Connection to Nature

Lamin-Art Releases White Paper on Understanding Wood: A Material Connection to Nature

Download, Understanding Wood: A Material Connection to Nature, here. Our latest white paper describes the effect of wood as a design material, serving as a resource for design professionals to realize the full potential of wood to impact people’s sense of well-being and comfort when utilized in interior environments.

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Project of the Month: Veneer-Art Tabletops at Nordstrom

Project of the Month: Veneer-Art Tabletops at Nordstrom

March’s project of the month is CSS Architecture’s design of Nordstrom Woodlands Bazille restaurant. Used on the tabletops, Veneer-Art Vintage Oak 984 helped achieve Nordstrom’s requirements for durability, while adding an element of authenticity to an otherwise modern aesthetic.

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Enabling Autistic Individuals Through Design

Enabling Autistic Individuals Through Design

Download “Impact of Interior Design on Autistic Adults and Children,” at healthcaredesignmagazine.com/AutismDesign. The white paper discusses a rising design trend and provides guidelines to create stimulating environments for autistic individuals

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NEW! Simply Solid: Our Solid Colors Collection

NEW! Simply Solid: Our Solid Colors Collection

Cool blues, lively grays, soft neutrals and zesty warm colors make up the NEW Solid Colors collection Lamin-Art introduced this month. Another collection to add to the brand’s trend-setting portfolio, Solid Colors offers 30 surfaces in two new finishes: Diamond*, a polished, high-gloss finish, and Vellum, a parchment-like, matte finish that is soft to the touch.

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Color in Commercial: Increasing Productivity

Color in Commercial: Increasing Productivity

From studying biophilia, we know that natural elements like wood veneers have a profound effect on people in interior environments—especially in healthcare. But what about colors?

Our white paper, Impact of Interior Design on Autistic Adults and Children, reminded us of the effects thoughtful uses of color can have. So over the last few months we’ve taken a closer look at how color not only benefits design aesthetic, but also stimulates creativity, increases communication or prompts productivity for the end users of the space.

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