Hanwha Surfaces Names Michael Talbot as Product Design Manager
Talbot brings diverse design experience to new position with leading surfacing manufacturer
Atlanta, GA - September 20, 2018 - Hanwha L&C l Surfaces is pleased to announce that Michael Talbot has joined the company as Product Design Manager. Talbot is an NCIDQ licensed Interior Designer and LEED Accredited Professional with a diverse background in commercial and residential interiors as well as product design. Holding previous design positions at Beauflor, Restoration Hardware and Shaw Industries, he brings extensive knowledge of design and science of the built environment to his new role.
As Product Design Manager for Hanwha Surfaces, Michael will be responsible for market trend analysis and recommendations for new product design and development of colors and textures for the company’s portfolio of surfacing solutions, including HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces.
“The opportunity to be part of a driven and determined team that is dedicated to their craft is the reason I am here,” says Talbot. “Good design is all around us, but great design is much more elusive, and I’m excited to be working with a company that’s committed to being known for great design.” Prior to joining Hanwha Surfaces, Michael served as a Senior Product Designer for Shaw Industries where he was involved with the launch of several new product collections, which earned Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Award and the Nightingale Gold Award, respectively. He also held positions as an interior designer with Heery International, Commercial Design Interiors, and Gensler.
“We believe that quartz and solid surface design is just getting started and that there is so much design innovation waiting to happen. Michael’s unique blend of creative vision, industry expertise and interior design experience in both the residential and commercial markets adds a tremendous amount of value to our company during this period of growth and innovation,” said Mark Abbas, Marketing Director of Hanwha Surfaces. “His passion for design and diverse perspective aligns well with our commitment to industry-leading products and growing market popularity. We’re very excited to have Michael join our team in this key role.”
HanStone Quartz. HanStone is easy to maintain, eco-friendly, stain resistant, durable, nonporous and heat resistant. HanStone’s innovative approach enables the company to deliver the most consistent quality of product on the market today. Offering beauty that’s tough enough to stand up to everyday life, with classic hues and movements, HanStone Quartz celebrates the natural world around us, while being on trend and appealing for all interior aspirations. To learn more about HanStone Quartz please visit www.hanstonequartz.com.
Hanex Solid Surfaces. Hanex is one of the most durable, affordable surfaces on the market - which is as versatile as it is gorgeous. Hanex is stain resistant and nonporous, making it the ideal surface for commercial applications. To view the entire spectrum of Hanex Solid Surfaces colors and styles visit www.hanexsolidsurfaces.com.
About Hanwha Surfaces
Hanwha Surfaces, based in Atlanta, GA, sells and markets high-quality surfacing products under HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces brand names. HanStone Quartz is the company’s flagship product that led to the opening of a state-of-the-art 200,000 square foot manufacturing facility in London, Ontario, Canada. Hanwha Surfaces is the North American subsidiary of Hanwha Living & Creative (Hanwha L&C), a South Korea based corporation.