Top designers team up with Formica Corporation to design the restaurants of the future


Noz Nozawa, Dan Mazzarini, Vanessa Deleon draw inspiration from iconic 1950s restaurants to imagine cutting-edge commercial and residential environments

CINCINNATI, November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As waves of nostalgia continue to shape cultural and interior trends, the classic restaurant has yet to fully get its due. To bring this retro setting into the future, the iconic restaurant brand Formica Corporation has partnered with three forward-thinking designers to bring fashion-forward, classically influenced inspiration to restaurateurs and homeowners.

Dan Mazzarini’s traveling double-decker bus—designed as part of Formica Corporation’s Diner of the Future campaign—enjoys locally harvested food and al fresco dining.

Formica Corporation has teamed up with the best designers to imagine what the restaurant of the future could look like.

“As a heritage American brand that has been around for over a century, Formica Corporation has always been proud of our association with diners, a nostalgic setting that brings back warm memories to so many,” said Amy Gath, Vice President, Marketing at Formica Corporation. “With our world feeling socially and politically strained, now was the perfect time for us to remember the community-centered feelings that accompanied diners of the past and imagine how they can take us back to our roots and bring us back to life. reuniting again. Our Design The partners did just that, paying homage to inspiration and nostalgic materials while demonstrating the needs and aesthetics that will guide future design.”

Acclaimed designers Noz Nozawa, Dan Mazzarini and Vanessa Deleon have each imagined what the restaurants of the future will look like and represent, from sustainable materials to accessible offerings focused on wellness. Each created futuristic, edgy diner renders as well as residential renders to show how this inspiration can manifest in the home.

And while Formica® Surfaces first made their mark in these retro environments, the company’s nearly 110-year history proves that it has continued to evolve its offerings for modern environments, including the Formica Corporation 2022 picks Residential and commercial collections that interior designers have used in these new restaurant designs.

“For me, a restaurant of the future is inspired by nostalgia and nostalgic emotions evoked by depictions of an era, but is designed with sustainability and accessibility in mind,” Nozawa said. “As designers, we must be stewards of humanity and our planet, so forward-thinking commercial design should incorporate consideration of where its materials come from, how those materials break down, and equitable access. .”

For more information on “Diner of the Future” and to explore Formica® Brand designs, visit

About Formica Corporation

Founded in 1913, Formica Corporation, part of the Broadview Holding family of companies, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative coating products for commercial and residential applications. For more information about Formica Corporation, its products, special programs and promotions, visit or call 1-800-FORMICA™.

About Broadview Holding

Based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, Broadview is a holding company that pursues long-term growth and value creation through the active support of its operating companies. The Broadview family of companies spans two industry clusters: energy and materials technology. Broadview’s materials technology businesses include Arpa, Trespa, Formica Group, Westag, Homapal and Direct Online Services. With combined sales of 1.2 billion euros and 6,000 employees, this cluster occupies a world leading position in the surface materials market.

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