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Shiny, happy households: Formica turns 100
By Oliver Wainwright (forwarded by Fiona McDonald) The Guardian, Wednesday 16 January 2013 It has lined the interiors of everything from greasy spoon cafes to luxury cruise liners, from hospital wards to train cabins – bringing a fusion of wipe-clean practicality and sleek modern style. And now Formica is celebrating its 100th birthday. The brave new seamless surface of the…