Distributor of wallcovering, laminates, textured panels, engineered wood + stone surfaces

SuMO SS 2020


Based upon first-hand observations from 1961 mid-century Architecture and Interior Design to the current, clean + evocative expressions throughout Hawai'i; The Surface Mode of Operation collection of finishes is tailored to meet Hawaii's unique design trajectory. Surface Mode of Operation (sum.o.) is the color and textural vehicle to Hawaii's Architects and Interior Designers. 


In 1961, Paul Rasmussen, my Dad, was the first and only wallcovering distributor in the Hawaiian Islands for over 50 years. In 1961, Washington State-based wallcovering distribution company - Wallpapers Inc. - flew him to Honolulu to set up the first wallcovering distribution center on the island. Shortly after establishing the brand, he caught the eye of a major Honolulu-based hospitality developer...read more.


Are you an architect or interior designer? Use coupon code "designer" at check out for free samples.


1) You may locate particular finishes by conducting a general search here.

2) Search by product category (wall surfaces, indoor / outdoor finishes, acoustical products or flooring.

3) Or browse by product type (wallcovering, stone wallcovering, wood wallcovering, acoustical finishes, architectural panels, screens and dividers, stone flooring or wood flooring).


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