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DuPont™ Corian® launches international award for design creativity with dark colours

DuPont™ Corian® launches international award for design creativity with dark colours

The DuPont™ Corian® business has launched an international design award, called "Shape The Future Of Black", across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The award is open to professionals and students in the fields of architecture, furnishing, interior design, industrial design, general design, decorative arts, engineering and similar areas (for further information and to register, visit

Dupont™ Corian® International Design Award

Specifically, entry is open to those in the following two categories:

  • Students from any country in the world, studying architecture, design, engineering, decorative arts or similar subjects at any university or school located in a country in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Students must be 18 years old or over. The award is also open to students who graduated during 2013.

  • Professionals, meaning individuals from any country in the world, working as independent professionals, members or employees of studios or industrial or commercial companies, based in any country in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Graduated students may choose to enter the Professional category if they wish, but cannot enter both categories.

Participants are invited to conceive an interior design solution (such as furnishing, tables, seating, vanities, vertical cladding, etc…) for one of the following:

  • Home environment (kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, etc…);

  • Public/commercial spaces (such as hotels, hospitals and medical facilities, shops, restaurants, bars, yachts, offices, airport and railway stations, museums, banks, shopping centres, cinemas etc…)

DuPont™ Corian® should play a fundamental role in these interior design solutions. Students and Professionals must use one or more colours from the black tones of DuPont™ Corian® made with the new DeepColour™ Technology* (Deep Nocturne, Deep Night Sky, Deep Black Quartz, Deep Anthracite).

Registrations are now open and entries will be accepted until 15 June 2014. The winners will be contacted by DuPont in early July 2014.

The presentation of awards to the winners will take place in London on 17 September 2014.
The winning designs in the two categories (Students and Professionals) will be fabricated by DuPont, and will be exhibited at the DuPont™ Corian® stand at the 100% Design show in London in 2014 (taking place from 17 to 20 September). The winning projects will be promoted by DuPont via a variety of communication tools and channels.

The jury will include representatives from the architecture and design community, industry and media from different EMEA countries, as well as specialists from DuPont™ Corian®. A "popular jury" made up of Facebook fans will also contribute to the voting process.

The jury will judge the proposals on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Capability of expressing the fascinating qualities and beauty of the black colours

  • Creativity and innovation of the project

  • Usability in daily life

  • Aesthetic value

  • Environmental sustainability

  • Potential as a commercially available product

  • Correct use/optimization of the properties and performances of DuPont™ Corian®

  • Appropriate application of decoration and surface modification techniques

  • Marketing/sales potential.

Dupont™ Corian® Shape the Future of Black

About the DeepColour™ Technology* ( - The DeepColour™ Technology* (a patent pending invention) is an exciting new option created by DuPont to meet the needs of industrial companies, architects, designers and consumers looking for advanced materials in dark colours offering high performance, elegance, reliability and hygiene.

The DeepColour™ Technogy* is an innovative manufacturing solution developed by the research and development laboratories of DuPont. It enables the production of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces in dark colours which offer deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier thermoforming, seaming and finishing.

About DuPont™ Corian® ( - First created as a high performance material for kitchen and bathroom worktops, DuPont™ Corian® is now - thanks to its unique combination of functionality, versatility and beauty - a leading global brand among surfacing materials for interior design and architecture. Over the years, DuPont has turned DuPont™ Corian® solid surface into an exceptional design tool for every application one can imagine. Kitchen, bathroom, lighting, furnishing, facades, seating, radiators, home automation, touch control surfaces: today, DuPont™ Corian® can be found almost everywhere in Commercial, Residential and Public Space applications.

DuPont™ Corian® has received important certifications for its environmental performance (such as GreenGuard®, NAHB North American Builders Association, US Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System, Scientific Certification Systems) and its superior hygienic performance has been certified by independent institutions (like NSF International, Royal Institute of Public Health, LGA QualiTest). Furthermore, DuPont Corian® is the most certified solid surface for building facades (for example it has been awarded the UK certificate CWCT 2012/050, Certification "Avis Technique" ATEC 2/11, Seismic certification by CSTB). All DuPont plants manufacturing DuPont™ Corian® have reduced to zero their impact on landfills by reducing, reusing and recycling, and their environmental management systems have been certified according to ISO 14001.

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The DuPont Oval logo, DuPont™, Corian®, Endless Evolution, the Endless Evolution logo and DeepColour™ are registered trademarks or trademarks or copyrighted material of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates. Other logos, trademarks and registered trademarks are a property of their respective owners. *Patent pending.


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