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Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 7

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 7

As the heatwave hits us in the UK and we all start wondering how long we will get away without a hosepipe ban, this month's round-up of the hottest Corian® designs from around the globe should get the pulse racing even more than normal.

Corian® takes a step in the right direction


The photo above is of the stunning LUXO SURFACE by Italian staircase company Officine Sandrini A cantilever design means that the staircase appears to be floating and I particularly like the way that as the steps curve round the wall they are not positioned evenly. The effect is unusual and unique.

LED lighting in the front of each step adds to the wow factor as at night a soft glow lights the whole flight up.

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 7 Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 7

h3. Taking a leaf out of the Corian® book

Italian architect Giancarlo Zema has designed some amazing pieces over the years. None more so than this range of outdoor furniture made out of some of the great colours of Corian®.

The modern furniture is made by Avanzini and takes its design cues from nature and in particular a folding leaf-like inspiration.

At first sight Corian® may be felt to be a bit hard to be used for seating but this design features "a flexible backrest that bends to your body's curves for a level of comfort that is matched only by its chic look".

We are seeing Corian® used more and more for outdoor uses due to its great properties that protect it from weathering and with designs like this its easy to see why - The ability to curve Corian® and know that it will withstand outside use means that you get both a practical outdoor solution and a wonderfully vibrant look.

Taking a leaf out of the Corian® book


Italian architect Giancarlo Zema has designed some amazing pieces over the years. None more so than this range of outdoor furniture made out of some of the great colours of Corian®.

The modern furniture is made by Avanzini and takes its design cues from nature and in particular a folding leaf-like inspiration.

At first sight Corian® may be felt to be a bit hard to be used for seating but this design features "a flexible backrest that bends to your body's curves for a level of comfort that is matched only by its chic look".

We are seeing Corian® used more and more for outdoor uses due to its great properties that protect it from weathering and with designs like this its easy to see why - The ability to curve Corian® and know that it will withstand outside use means that you get both a practical outdoor solution and a wonderfully vibrant look.

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 7

h3. Corian® sits at the top table

There's some amazing pieces of contemporary furniture design coming out of Dare Studio in Brighton, UK at the moment.

Launched at last year's London Design Festival, the Maya Desk combines either solid American Black Walnut, White Oak or Ash for the frame with Corian® for the table top, available in a choice of colours.

In Dare's own words "the desk with its sculptural form and beautifully refined proportions is perfect for modern vibrant contract and domestic environments".

I couldn't agree more...it has an understated feel to it that gives a soft and elegant feel to this piece of furniture.

Corian® sits at the top table


There's some amazing pieces of contemporary furniture design coming out of Dare Studio in Brighton, UK at the moment.

Launched at last year's London Design Festival, the Maya Desk combines either solid American Black Walnut, White Oak or Ash for the frame with Corian® for the table top, available in a choice of colours.

In Dare's own words "the desk with its sculptural form and beautifully refined proportions is perfect for modern vibrant contract and domestic environments".

I couldn't agree more...it has an understated feel to it that gives a soft and elegant feel to this piece of furniture.

Designing with DuPont™ Corian® - the latest from around the world, part 7

h3. Reasons not to work......

To round things off this month I wanted to highlight this gorgeous tea point area made by Edward Williams Furniture in this Norman Foster designed office block in Farnborough, Surrey.

Three dimensional curved shapes give the impression of the Glacier White Corian® being sculpted into the wall.

We know that the Corian® will live up to the rigours of day to day use in this highly used public area but it's not often you see buildings using such flamboyant designs to welcome in the staff. I'd struggle to head back to my desk after using this area...unless, of course, if it was a similarly well-designed Corian® desk.

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I'll be back in August with another set of the good and the great from the Corian® design world. As ever, if you'd like to be featured in the future or have seen a great design you think I should be highlighting, just drop me a line.

Reasons not to work......


To round things off this month I wanted to highlight this gorgeous tea point area made by Edward Williams Furniture in this Norman Foster designed office block in Farnborough, Surrey.

Three dimensional curved shapes give the impression of the Glacier White Corian® being sculpted into the wall.

We know that the Corian® will live up to the rigours of day to day use in this highly used public area but it's not often you see buildings using such flamboyant designs to welcome in the staff. I'd struggle to head back to my desk after using this area...unless, of course, if it was a similarly well-designed Corian® desk.

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I'll be back in August with another set of the good and the great from the Corian® design world. As ever, if you'd like to be featured in the future or have seen a great design you think I should be highlighting, just drop me a line.


 


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