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Corian® is right on time with the Solar Hour Benches at The Exploratorium in San Francisco

Corian® is right on time with the Solar Hour Benches at The Exploratorium in San Francisco

Rebecca Cummins is an American designer who is well-known for "exploring the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena (often referencing the history of optics)".

More recently she has started to explore the apparent movement of the sun through the media of both sculpture and photography.

The Power of Six



The Solar Hour Benches are a set of six oval benches located outside of the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. The tables each have an opening aligned with the sun for one particular hour: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., midday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. solar time.

As the calendar year progresses, for only twenty minutes before and after the corresponding hour, sunlight travels through the opening and shines on to inscriptions on the ground. Scientific and cultural aspects of time and sundials are also depicted on each bench.

Corian® is right on time with the Solar Hour Benches at The Exploratorium in San Francisco

h3. Learning with Corian®

The Corian® benches were fabricated by R.D. Wing Co., Inc. who specialise in laser engraving, laser vector cutting, architectural signage and Backlight Images™ all with Corian®.

Even by R.D. Wing's standards this was a unique project. They were able to showcase both their laser inscribing capability and the benefits of Corian® for a multiuse outdoor application and a great learning tool.

Learning with Corian®


The Corian® benches were fabricated by R.D. Wing Co., Inc. who specialise in laser engraving, laser vector cutting, architectural signage and Backlight Images™ all with Corian®.

Even by R.D. Wing's standards this was a unique project. They were able to showcase both their laser inscribing capability and the benefits of Corian® for a multiuse outdoor application and a great learning tool.

Corian® is right on time with the Solar Hour Benches at The Exploratorium in San Francisco

 


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