3 Dimensional Wood Panels

Date November 23, 2013 Author Categories Blog

A major design trend in Europe is the use of 3 dimensional wood panels. 3 dimensional wood panels offer up an unlimited number of design opportunities to create or transform a space. Lightweight and easy to install, they provide an incredible aesthetic without needing a reinforced wall or brace. One of the most distinct qualities of this product is its roughly surfaced finish, which brings to mind the sensation as if you just took a log and split it with an axe. The product line evokes a...

Pantone Fall 2013 Colour Trends

Date September 6, 2013 Author Categories Blog

From Mykonos Blue to Samba Red, Pantone’s most recent colour report sounds more like an exotic vacation than research data. Pantone has recently released its Fall 2013 Colour Trends Report, pulling together a consensus from design tastemakers around the globe. These tastemakers vary with each report, however the consensus always represents a variety of industry professional opinions in the home decor, fashion, paint, and flooring design spaces. The Pantone colour palette for fall is wildly...


Date August 22, 2013 Author Categories Blog

By popular demand, I will be writing a blog to tell our customers more about Octopus Products, and how we can better educate you on trends in the industry, what is going on at Octopus, and to provide more specific information with regards to working with laminates, do's and dont's, and any insights. To get started, here is the short history of Octopus Products: The company was started by Frank Bernard (my father) in the early 1950's (yes we have been around for over 60 years!). His background...

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