|The Boomerang or Skylark Formica pattern by Brooks Stevens in 1950 and updated by Raymond Loewy in 1954
As the generations marched forward in time, Skylark became brighter and more stylized. In celebration of Formica Corporation's 75th anniversary, Formica brought back the pattern in 1988 in 80s punk colors and renamed it Boomerang. In 1997, the collection was dropped from the laminate collection. By 2000, the company began to see an increase in requests for Boomerang through its Web site as the trend in home restorations boomed. Today, Formica has updated the classic once again to reflect a global preference for graphic modern and retro influences.