Panolam® Surface Systems Presents The Barista Collection by Nevamar at the Healthcare Design Conference (Booth 527, San Diego Convention Center)

Also Featured: New Fiber Reinforced Laminates (FRL) Specifically Designed for Healthcare Interiors

San Diego -- Panolam® Surface Systems, a leading supplier of integrated surface solutions is set to present The Barista Collection by Nevamar®, the company’s recently launched line of technically innovative high pressure laminate (HPL) products at the Healthcare Design Conference. Held at the San Diego Convention Center, November 15-18, the Healthcare Design Conference is sponsored by Healthcare Design Magazine and is the premier design exposition and conference for healthcare interiors in North America.

“With the introduction of the Barista Collection by Nevamar, Panolam Surface Systems continues its longstanding tradition of bringing technical innovation and sophisticated design to the healthcare market, while also offering the industry’s broadest selection of integrated surface solutions,” said Al Kabus, President and CEO of Panolam Surface Systems. “And we’re delighted to present the Barista Collection here at the Healthcare Design Conference.”

Comprised of sixteen new elegantly neutral wood grains and abstract visuals, The Barista Collection is designed to facilitate harmony and compatibility among all finishes and furnishings in a wide range of interior environments.

Panolam’s Senior Director of Design & Communications, Debbie Sulewski said, “Throughout history, many good ideas that have influenced progress and driven change often have roots in the university or urban coffeehouse environment that served as a backdrop to collaborative thought remixed into great ideas. Likewise, we believe The Barista Collection sets the stage for colors, textures and shapes to work together to create stunning interior environments. Also, the Barista Collection is about serving our client base from designer to end-user and broadening our communication platform.”

Panolam is also featuring new additions to its FRL (fiber reinforced laminates) patented product line. With its high-impact strength and durable, easy-to-clean surface, Panolam’s FRL line is the ideal wall surfacing solution for high-traffic healthcare interiors. The solid construction with fiberglass reinforcement gives FRL its unique qualities, including ease of application, job-site workability, long-lasting style and durability year-after-year.

Like all Panolam Surface Systems products, the Barista Collection the FRL line are manufactured entirely in North America.

“Our booth here at the Healthcare Design Conference will also highlight our Nevamar and Pionite brands as well as demonstrate our overall systems approach at Panolam,” said Ms. Sulewski.

The booth will feature a wide array of samples in specialty laminates as well as custom digital panels displaying Panolam’s in-house capabilities.

About Panolam

For more than sixty years, Panolam Surface Systems has engineered and manufactured high-quality, innovative surfacing solutions for a wide range of contract, industrial and residential applications. With an extensive line of high-pressure laminates, thermofused laminates, fiberglass reinforced laminates and other specialty products available in hundreds of colors and styles under the well-known Panolam, Nevamar, Pionite, Pluswood, Conolite, and other brand names.  Panolam Surface Systems provides the vision, value and versatility designers, architects, manufacturers and contractors are looking for today.  For more information, visit

The Barista Collection by Nevamar

Pattern Descriptions

Eight new wood designs, including native species and exotic fruitwoods:

Breve & Carajillo – A calm and tranquil visual, this wood grain provides depth with an air of mystery.

Zulu – Exotic and dramatic, this wood grain piques the senses while making a bold interior statement. Ideally suited for feature wall or accent application.

Mazagran - This subtle caramelized grain is smooth on the sensory palette. Ideally suited for a multitude of interior spaces ranging from residential to retail.

Macchiato – With depth and character, this intriguing wood grain seduces other colors and textures.

Palazzo – A straighter grain that eludes warmth, this lighter mocha brown emerges from the deep dark espresso browns of recent past.

Chai and Bailey – Two fine cross grain oak visuals, Chai features a lighter, creamy grain, while Bailey’s medium tone exudes a mood of mystery which changes depending on finish chosen.

Eight new abstracts from the subdued to the adventurous:

Eiskaffe and Calypso – Raw and industrial like poured concrete or embossed metal, these designs celebrate the beauty in imperfections.

Rush – This design is inspired by aged metal or ancient earthenware that is tranquil and yet mysterious as if savoring a first flush tea from ancient Japanese raku-ware.

Kopi Susu and Frappe – These multi-directional painterly designs have a handcrafted, artisan appeal.

Crema – The light and wispy movement in this design delivers elegance and grace ideally suited for atmospheres that require a sense of calm and well-being. Perfect for hospitality and healthcare environments.

Dragonfly and Yunnan – This variegated structured bamboo pattern, which features a labyrinth of rising bamboo stalks in implied atmospheric conditions, pairs well with many textures and colors. The warmth of Dragonfly is reflected in the rising sun, while Yunnan is a cool serene charcoal gray as if the bamboo forest is blanketed in low cloud and mist.