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Formica Group In Collaboration With UP Projects

 Saturday, August 31, 2013

formica-logoFormica Group 100th Anniversary Laminate Collection has been specified by the award-winning Duggan Morris Architects for an interior fit out of a former work barge, which has been into the Floating Cinema Extra-Ordinary customised vessel. Formica Group collaborates with UP Projects on the Floating Cinema Extra-Ordinary launched on 27th July.


“We are very excited to have worked with Duggan Morris Architects on this extraordinary floating structure, which will hold on-board film screenings, talks and workshops and offer quirky London canal tours, emphasising the mobile cinema concept,” says Rebecca Jones, Marketing Manager, UK, Ireland and Central Europe at Formica Group.


The new Floating Cinema is supported by The Legacy List, the charity of the Olympic Park, and their corporate partner Bloomberg as part of Bloomberg East in partnership with Canal & River Trust. The Floating Cinema 2013 Extra-Ordinary events programme, devised by Hackney based artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie from Some, will spotlight the overlooked and ordinary in everyday life and bring to the fore the brilliance to be found on your doorstep.


The architects chose Aqua Dotscreen and Tangelo Dotscreen from the Formica Group 100th Anniversary Laminate Collection, as well as Alpino White from the Formica Colors range, to clad the interior of the skipper cabin, food servery, washrooms and the cinema auditorium.

Emma Underhill, Director, UP Projects said: “It has been fantastic to have the support of Formica Group, which has enabled us to finish the interior of the Floating Cinema to a very high standard”.


Designed exclusively by world-renowned design firm Pentagram, the Formica Group 100th Anniversary Collection features twelve new patterns in four collections:  Ellipse, Endless, Dotscreen and Halftone Collection.


Dotscreen celebrates Formica Group’s history of exuberant colour and printing technology. Featuring “solid patterns” of bright and luminous colours made more complex by undercurrents of detailed patterns, the extremely fine micro-dots in continuous ribbons provide a second scale of interest within the optimistic hues.


Duggan Morris has taken a sustainable approach to the design, with the Floating Cinema running on bio fuel. “This is something we fully support and commit to, working with contractors and customers to find shared ways to reduce our environmental footprint,” says Rebecca Jones.”Formica Group’s sustainability programme is aligned to the needs of its business, of being a responsible manufacturer, and is critical in meeting customer demands. This includes becoming the first global laminate manufacturer to be awarded the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label for its product ranges, as well as achieving sustainability certifications such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC), GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and REACH.



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