Lamin-Art to Dazzle at HD Expo’s New Social Hub

Mingle and recharge at the expo’s newest installation, with a Pearlescent view

SCHAUMBURG, IL — It’s a year of firsts for both the annual Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) and renowned laminate leader, Lamin-Art, Inc. The expo, taking place in Las Vegas from May 15-17, is scheduled to host its first ever Social Hub, an event space that will be designed using a Lamin-Art product from the Pearlescence collection.

The Social Hub will be premiering as an interactive networking space situated at the center of the showroom, and will take place in Booth #1955. The space will be designed by Seed Design Studio designer Vincent Celano, the creative force behind hospitality hotspots like Bagatelle, Liv Miami, and Holstein’s at the Cosmopolitan.

Featuring a bar and lounge areas, the Social Hub will give attendees the chance to view a Lamin-Art product in a large-scale application, all while they mingle and recharge over curated cocktails and small plates. This will also be a great opportunity for designers and architects to meet Celano, as well as the Lamin-Art team — including vice president of national accounts, Matthew Krog, and vice president of sales, Georgy Olivieri.

For the space, Celano is incorporating 160 sqft. of the elegant Porcelain (#2422) product from Lamin-Art’s Pearlescence Solid Colors Collection, which features a full range of expressive hues with rhythmic vitality not found in standard solid colors. The designer will also be applying the Corrugated finish, producing a dimensional surface of alternating furrows and ridges with a soft finish comprising low reflective properties.

At their primary booth at the expo, Lamin-Art will be debuting Metal–‐Art™, an exclusive collection of handcrafted, embossed metallic surfaces featuring large-scale, three-dimensional designs with an artisan touch. Designers and architects are invited to mingle with the Lamin-Art team at a kick-off cocktail reception, as well as leave their business cards for a chance to win one of two pairs of designer sunglasses — all at Lamin-Art’s primary Booth #1701.

About HD Expo:
Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference is the premier trade show for hospitality design professionals. The HD Expo connects buyers of design with the newest and most innovative product offerings—and provides a venue for industry networking.

About Seed Design:
Seed Design, Inc. is a highly creative architecture and interior design firm led by partners Gonzalo Bustamante and Vincent Celano, who collectively share over 30 years of experience working in the hospitality design industry. Integrity, passion, and inspiration drive the designers to create innovative environments for the hospitality, entertainment, and lifestyle industries, with high-profile clients such as Planet Hollywood, Table Top Management, Pure Management Group, Fontainebleau Resorts, MGM, and Tishman Hotel Corporation. Design concepts are drawn from art, architecture, fashion, movies, sculpture, theater and nature.

About Lamin-Art:
Lamin-Art, Inc. is the North American design leader in architectural surfaces, including laminate, real wood veneer and metallic surfaces. Lamin-Art partners with interior designers, architects and fabricators to facilitate their visions by providing innovative products that add value and elegance to interiors. With a philosophy of anticipating trends, Lamin-Art develops innovative, durable, design-enhancing surfaces that are used such industries as hospitality, retail, healthcare, education and more. Visit for samples or additional information.

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