Holiday Builders has a simple mission: provide homeowners with quality-built homes of lasting value for the best possible price. And clearly they are successful in fulfilling that mission. In Holiday Builders’ first year of business, the goal was to sell 12 homes, instead they sold 76. Nearly 30 years and 30,000 single-family homes later, Holiday is still making the dream of homeownership come true in communities in Florida, Alabama, Texas and South Carolina. By constantly adapting designs and materials selections, Holiday Builders is able to withstand market fluctuations while delivering customers the options that make a house a dream home. Continue reading
This fall, across Southern California approximately 30 institutions are hosting special exhibitions which feature only California artists and Craftsmen. This phenomenon is called Pacific Standard Time and is an initiative of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. For more information check out http://www.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/.
In 1999 Wilsonart released The Millennium Collection of 22 off-beat, digitally printed laminates developed by 22 talented artists and designers from diverse fields. This collective spoke to the wide-range of possibilities that could be produced through Wilsonart’s Custom Laminate division. Included in the mix were works by Christine Schultz, a tattoo artist, to the ultra urbane industrial designer Karim Rashid, to the popular ceramicist and style maven Jonathan Adler. The collection earned recognition from design media. It won the 1999 ICFF Editor’s Award for Body of Work, was featured in theCooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s 2002 exhibition SKIN: Surface, Substance and Design, and received The Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Award. Continue reading
A few months back, the sales team at Wilsonart noticed that they were getting a great many requests for samples of one of their more basic gray laminate shades, known simply as “D-90”. Around the same time individuals were arriving at places like Lowe’s and Home Depot to request small pieces of the same color. Continue reading
“HEY! Y’all might want to put on some safety glasses when you use that router!” was heard in Rochester, New York last week. When a student, who was raised in south Texas and hadn’t been back in several years heard ya’ll it brought back great memories! That tumbl’n Texas tumbleweed Danny Teague lead the students in the Industrial Design Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology in a hands-on how to work with laminate demonstration. RIT is the school chosen to host this year’s Wilsonart student chair competition. Danny was also heard explaining “You might also want to move that wet adhesive brush away from that trail of sawdust you’re making!” Continue reading
This is the first of a series of blog posts that will follow this year’s Wilsonart Challenges…. competition as students at Rochester Institute of Technology develop and execute their designs. Follow their progress through May 2011, when the winner will be announced at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. Grace Jeffers, design historian, materials specialist and director of the program, introduces some of the members of this year’s class in her first entry. Continue reading