Truly inspired: New additions to INK collection by Arborite

Arborite collaborated with graphic designer Giona Maiarelli and interior designer/illustrator Marina Sagona to offer new patterns in its INK collection. The two designers took inspiration from various sources, including astrology, meteorology and mid-century modern trends. There are now eight new patterns that include abstract and geometric motifs in a range of colors, a pattern of expressionistic Xs in red and pink, and a gray-on-gray geometric design with intersecting angles, diamonds and triangles.

Maiarelli, who contributed to the original INK collection, was inspired by retro surfaces common in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Maiarelli grew up in Northern Italy, and the collection was influenced by the American media he remembers, such as wood paneled cars on TV, a continuation of the abstract woods presented in his first INK designs.

Similar to Maiarelli, designer Sagona also looked to the 1970s for inspiration. Sagona selected 70s motifs to form the basis of her designs. The color palette is translated through the eye of her life in New York City, with hues such as bold greens and hot pinks. Sagona’s patterns appear almost painterly, with brush-like effect that forms each motif in a sweeping stroke.

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Montreal- based Arborite supplies designers, architects, and specifiers with laminate for any space. The company has over 200 colors. All Arborite laminates are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and over 50 percent of their product offering is certified by the FSC. 

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