Wilsonart has unveiled The Connected Collection, now available in the company’s boutique Virtual Design Library (VDL). Based on a “separate but connected” story, Wilsonart’s in-house designers drew inspiration from the exploration of how individual surface designs with threads of similarities can work beautifully together in a choreographed manner, while also able to stand on their own in a given space, resulting in breakthrough looks.
The new VDL release includes 16 abstracts and unique woodgrains, specially selected to coordinate with each other. The collection’s inherent connections make it easy to experiment, mix, match, or even use each design individually.
Wilsonart’s all-embracing theme of ‘Connectedness’ for its Virtual Design Library Collections for 2020 is no accident. “This collection represents our society as a whole,” says Natalia Smith, Wilsonart design manager. “During these profound societal shifts, we all face personal challenges, yet we remain connected. This collection is symbolic of how, when we learn to come together through our differences, we create our strength.
“When we took a closer look at the trends, we noticed exciting ideas taking shape, such as sets of dishes designed to look as if they were curated from several different places while still working beautifully together,” says Smith. “By applying this same line of thinking to surfaces, we imagined similar but different choices that bring an eclectic yet intentional look that is unique, bold, and fresh.”
As a leading engineered surfaces company, Wilsonart’s Virtual Design Library offers the design community a more inspirational design choice in the High Pressure Laminate market. The collections are continually released and curated from Wilsonart’s designers in conjunction with the broader design community. Now with nearly 600 designs and more launching each quarter, the Virtual Design Library offers unprecedented design choices for commercial and residential applications.