Okuda San Miguel is one of the most prominent contemporary muralists in the world and the first artist to team up with manufacturer Formica Group to create a limited-edition line of laminates.
The exclusive designs by the muralist offer a new type of collaboration between art, design and architecture. The collection is called Formica Younique x Okuda San Miguel and the panels are intended to be the first of many artist collaborations to come.
With more than 20 years of experience, Okuda’s work can be found in the public spaces of
80 cities, spanning more than 30 countries. His unique iconographic language, using geometric structures and multi-coloured patterns has seen him become one of today’s most acclaimed artists.
Formica Group and Okuda San Miguel collaborated on two healthcare projects in Madrid last year, both of which demonstrate the transformative power art can have on children and teenagers when recovering in hospital.
Using Okuda’s vision, standard, monochromatic hospital rooms were converted into spaces full of colour, positive energy and optimism. It was this success that influenced the decision to create the line of laminate panels with Okuda’s distinctive artistry.
Okuda commented: “It was exciting developing the panels, particularly when considering their implication to architectural transformations. I hope the new panels bring the same positivity and energy to the spaces they’re applied to as they did to the hospital projects.”
The Okuda panels are available in four exclusive patterns (pictured) and three sizes (small, medium and large) which can be adapted to any interior or exterior project, ranging from small-to-large scale application. Designs are also available; these are for interior application only and Okuda can be consulted free of charge to discuss the project.
The partnership between Formica Group and Okuda is a unique opportunity to collaborate with an artist to make use of spaces and create truly bespoke projects.
The Younique by Formica Group laminate service was used to bring Okuda’s designs to life. The service allows you to create your own pattern or design, or to capture photography or corporate logo in Formica High Pressure Laminate.
The collection is available until September 2019.
Do you want to be Younique? If you are interested in incorporating Formica Younique Okuda San Miguel panels into your next project or consulting with the artist free of charge please contact Formica Group.