As we finally get a glimpse of summer here in the UK I'm back with my trawl of all things where Corian® and design combine from all around the globe. When CD UK first brought Corian® to the UK back in 1979 there were 4 colours only and no glue; how things have changed....
This is a great way of using Corian® to provide a stable basis when designing creatively. The fact that it combines so well with other materials is a great reason why the world's designers are turning to it more and more.
Thanks to the Design Milk™ website for bringing this cool table to my attention.
Whilst the ease of making products out of Corian® is well understood, it is also less well-known that it has superb acoustic capabilities due to its high density. Eduard Juanola takes advantage of both with this elegant electric guitar made out of Corian®.
There's a lovely touch where he has routed out the word "Corian" onto the front of the guitar to acknowledge the material's involvement in the design process. It's interesting that Eduard claims that "Function and form are both the basics of design in a different proportion according to companies' needs". I think Corian® is absolutely the embodiment of this combination of function and form.
h3. Corian® is a cut above the rest
As we continue to travel from west to east, next up is this stunning array of knives from Japanese company Seito Trading
They push their wares by claiming that "The blade is molybdenum and vanadium 8A stain resistant steel. The ergonomically designed handle is made from Dupont™ Corian® making this a favourite as it is easy to keep clean."
Once again we see the combination of practical function (shape and easy of keeping clean) combining with the ability to shape Corian® to work aesthetically with other materials.
That's it for another month from the world of designing with Corian®. Do keep letting me know when you find your own great designs for me to feature in the future. Either post comments below or send a tweet to @cdukltd. Look forward to hearing from you soon.