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Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6

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....

Towing the line with Corian® in the boardroom


First up is this fabulously fun boardroom table from Matthew Allen's Brooklyn-based company Mallen4. Apparently Matthew was looking for the means to include colour and composition in the furniture he was making.

First requirement is to find a functional surface to act as the substrate for inlaying the resin - Corian® ticks the boxes here. The Corian® can easily be routered out and then the holes be filled with coloured resins to create a massive range of design possibilities.

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6 Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6

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.

Play that funky tune....


I've feature drums made out of Corian® before and I had heard of it being used in guitars but seeing it for real took my breath away:

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6 Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6

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.

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6

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.

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.

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 6

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.


 


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