mHouse Rising

The team behind Surface & Panel magazine has a fanatical dedication to create a beautifully designed magazine with interesting, compelling editorial. This dedication is owed not only to the readers, but also to the advertisers Surface & Panel is privileged to serve. We at Surface & Panel don’t take this task lightly and try our best to continually improve. We know we are only as good as our last issue.

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Finding the Sweet Spot: Update on Lightweight Panel in North America

Lightweight panel (sometimes called lightboard) is an ingenious concept: A thick panel built by sandwiching a paper honeycomb core between two thin sheets of particleboard, MDF or HDF. Within certain criteria, the lightweight panel offers many advantages. Impressive strength-to-weight ratios allow for finished products that achieve big, bold aesthetics while components remain easy to transport, assemble and install.

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Opening the Doors of Opportunity: New markets for new materials

As a general rule, design sensibilities throughout North America vary with regional preferences and original concepts. Fashion is never stagnant and European stylings influence North American trends. The trend path is somewhat predictable, with fashions first landing in the multi-cultural region of Quebec and then filtering down the East Coast of the United States. As new ideas move throughout North America, they are embraced or modified to meet the local demands.

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At the Show

Innovations in materials, geometries, texture and technology characterized the 2014 ICFF and NYCxDESIGN events. Here Aperiodix non-repeating concrete wall tile system brings tessellation and gray scale to surfaces.

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An Integrated Palette for Evolving Design

In 1948, schoolteacher GW Haworth borrowed $10,000 from his parents with the intention of moving his woodworking business out of the family garage. Sixty-six years and many strategic acquisitions later, Haworth Inc., is truly a titan in the world of office interiors, with over $1 billion in global sales annually, 650 dealers and operations in 126 countries. Still family-owned and headquartered in Holland, Mich., Haworth continues to expand and refine its comprehensive product offering.

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Retail with Iconic Allure

Listen to that idle. Pop-pop…pop-pop…pop-pop… So distinctive. It’s the sound of an engine with a V arrangement of cylinders, two pistons and a crankshaft with one pin. There’s only one bike on the road today that makes that sound – Harley-Davidson, an American icon.

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For the Right to Be Heard

Surface & Panel magazine focuses exclusively on the global secondary panel processing industry. Uniting materials, technology and design is our mantra. Panel processing is the largest and fastest growing processing system in the world. It was once considered a vertical niche in the woodworking arena, but now dominates worldwide. 

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