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    “The world breaks everyone,
    and afterward,
    many are strong at the broken places.”
    – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

    The Art of Kintsugi: Art of Beautiful Repair

    Kintsugi, is the Japanese refine of repairing broken pottery with powdered gold. It is built on the concept that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can produce an even more vital and nicer piece of art. Kintsugi also is known as “金継ぎ”, “golden repair”. It often makes the fixed piece even more beautiful than the original, revitalizing it with a new look and giving it a second life. The craft rests on the philosophy of “wabi-sabi”. In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection, which entirely ties up as the conviction in “accepting the impermanence of our life and our environment.”

    In our living, everyone wishes to find perfection in lives. We will dream of ideally harmonious relationship, good work, happy family, wealth and perfect life. However, life is unpredictable and tend to have a habit of dealing us with a range of surprises and leaving nothing much of this array of fine dreams save some shattered and worthless fragments. It’s the time that we might turn our minds to a concept drawn form kintsugi, the art of a beautiful repair.

    And, in the year 2020, a surprise Covid-19 pandemic has caused loss of life and made significant impact to the whole world. Countries around the world continued to close borders, lockdown, impose strict entry and exit rules and control, and implementation of various SOP in efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

    Country, business community and individual, unavoidably suffered from this pandemic.

    Despite the challenging environment and pandemic effect, ICA has strongly believed in brighter future, and we are bringing the “kintsugi” concept to remind all about life imperfection but yet with the courage and determination, this will enable us to get through this rough period. And, the recovery from the pandemic will make us even stronger and more united. Therefore, we use this quote to remembrance us the impact of the pandemic: –

    THE TEN   NEW
    We hear your voice!

    ICA proudly introducing the new dimension 4’x10′ (1200mm x 3050mm) HPL sheet in ICA High-Pressure Laminate Catalogue 2021, which is different from the traditional 4’x8′ (1200mm x 2400mm) as HPL Laminate commonly identified in the market since.

    The 4’x10′ size is best for full height door, lift cladding and full height furniture or wall panel which is more than an 8′ application.

    We have selected ready stocks available for you to project solution.

    New Laminate Products 2021 – THE TEN Series

    Home decor patterns “herringbone” is named based on its similarity to the skeletal structure of a herring fish.

    Herringbone is a classic pattern that works well with sleek modern designs with its eye-catching zigzags because of its versatility and comfortably fir well with the vintage architectural details

    New Laminate Products 2021 – Herringbone Series

    Teak wood is a tropical hardwood tree origin comes from Asia. Teak is created from the Malayan term “tekka”, showing its significance in Oriental culture and everyday life. Teak is also known as “King of Woods”, the best wood ever. It’s the “Gold Standard” of wood.

    Natural Teak has a golden and honey brown colour with harmony interior view. Teak is durable and has a strong wood property that provides a comfortable look with warm, smooth, yet textured feel to any design.

    New Laminate Products 2021 – Elegant Teak Wood Series

    Marble Series   NEW

    Marble is one of the popular natural design choices for homes’ interior design. Each stone has its unique look and beautiful colour, which adds elegance and creates serenity in the atmosphere. The charm and the beauty of marble add value to offer a wide range of selections to replicate classic architectural styles.

    A marble surface brings a feeling of spaciousness and makes spaces seem lighter & broader.

    It is perfect for homes, offices and public areas.

    New Laminate Products 2021 – Marble Series

    New Colour – Turquoise   NEW

    Turquoise (pronoun tuh·kwoyz) is a blue-to-green mineral. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.

    It symbolised love, healing, friendship, luck, and courage. Turquoise colour help in creating emotional balance and stability.

    ICA High Pressure Laminate 2021 turquoise colour is representing the healing and love that to bring everyone together to face the challenge with strong courage, and to build a better future after the pandemic.

    New Laminate Products 2021 – New Colour Series