Welcome to a new series of posts highlighting how designers from around the world are using the many features of DuPont™ Corian® in creative and unique ways in their designs. New products are constantly being designed that use Corian® in original forms and this blog will aim to showcase the varied ways that designers are approaching solid surface.
Corian® goes to Tokyo via Helsinki
Take this beautiful and minimalist sushi set designed by one of Finland's most prominent designers, "Ritva Liisa Pohjalainen
Pohjalainen has used Corian® partly because it takes on the temperature of its surroundings. Therefore, unlike stone or steel it becomes relatively warm to the touch indoors. Added to it being non-porous and therefore extremely hygienic, Corian® offered the designer practical as well as aesthetic reasons to use it.
I love the minimalistic look of this sushi set which seems to sit well with the ritual and tradition associated with sushi preparation and eating.
The Corian® boot remover
is proud that its furniture is designed and handmade in Britain.
Hand crafted at our Workshop in Britain from amazing Corian®" its new "boot remover
mixes clever design with a touch of British humour by routering Get 'Em Off" into the surface.
It's amazing to see just how far from a bathroom or kitchen worktop the use of solid surface has developed. Middleton principally work in wood but they have seen the options that Corian® offers to use it for these original pieces that will deal with being left outside and getting dirty without any problems.
Ben Rousseau Furniture
You only have to take a quick look at the work that "Ben Rousseau
has been involved with to see that he is at the cutting edge of design on the world stage.
We were delighted to be able to work with Ben as he designed a Corian® table, bench and stools for us to be able to show the versatility of designing with Corian® at the recent W12 Exhibiton at the NEC, Birmingham.
Combining beautiful American Walnut with Glacier White Corian® he has created a wonderfully unique and original set of furniture. His designs also posed certain challenges for fabricators Interior Surfaces
Both the table and the stools required the Corian® to be thermoformed. In the case of the table, each set of legs are thermoformed in one large piece. Because of the tightness of the radius on the stools they laminated together three layers of 4mm thick Corian® each of which had been thermoformed on moulds of increasing size. The benefit of using this technique is that it added to the integral strength of each stool.
for more photos of the furniture displayed at the show or take a look at the video below to see what Ben thought of his work when he saw it for the first time when he visited the stand at the Exhibition.
Colourful Czech Furniture
Czech designer "Maxim VelÄovskÃ½ has recently collaborated with DuPont™ on a project to use the very new Corian® colours.
It's great to see some colour being used by a designer and in this set of furniture, VelÄovskÃ½ has created pieces that are inspired by nature and countryside".
"Take a look
at the fantastic and fun home and office based furniture.
Using cloud and colourful flower themes curved Corian® seeks to bring the outdoors to the indoor working environment.
Maxim is well known for his work with glass and porcelain so to see him moving on to use Corian® and taking inspiration from solid surface is a satisfying confirmation of its value to the design community.
More in 2013
I'll be back in January with more from around the globe so if you have any particular favourite designers or you come across something new and interesting do post a comment to let me know and I'll include it next time.