Formica later changed the name to Boomerang
The laminate countertop pattern came on the market in the 1950s and some credit Raymond Loewy, an industrial designer best known for his Studebaker.
1947 Studebaker ad
But there is dissension in design history.
Below we have the 1953 Sunrise Color Line
featuring the Skylark at the top in pink, blue, white and charcoal gray
"styled by Raymond Loewy"
Loewy seems to have chosen a new palette and perhaps tweaked a design
also credited to Brooks Stevens Associates. Stevens designed Kaiser automobiles.
Brooks Stevens (1911-1995)
The shape, an abstract bird?, an amoeba? became a design icon.
Barkcloth mid '50s
See another Formica design by Brooks Stevens Associates at the Milwaukee Art Museum site:
Pink Skylark. 1954