Editor: Romana Schneider, Ingeborg Flagge ENGLISH/GERMAN 200 Pages with approx. 400 Images Hardcover Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm Sold out ISBN 978-3-939633-04-4
Date of publication: November 2006
Like “Formica” in the US, Resopal is a product name that has become integrated into the German language as a synonym for laminate and a wide range of synthetic surfaces made from it. The material, patented in 1930, has found application in practically all areas of modern life - in industry, public space and most commonly, in the household. Since its invention, Resopal has considerably influenced the character of our modern consumer society (the 1950‘s kidney table craze being one example), now hardly imaginable without it.
This book demonstrates both how closely the material‘s history is linked to the development of Modernism in Germany and how fascinated designers, architects and artists have remained until today by the endless array of alternatives
that this so-called „surface“ material has to offer.