Corian is a man-made, solid-surface material with a wide variety of uses, including countertops, sinks, modular walls, furniture, and lighting. It is strong, stain-resistant and easy to care for. Should any accidental damage occur, it does not need to be replaced or discarded but instead can be restored to its full beauty. It has been certified as a “green” material that has no adverse impact on indoor air quality. It has several advantages over other countertop materials such as granite, namely:
- Less expensive
- More durable
- Easier to install
- Comes in many colors and textures
- Lends itself to creative versatility
- Requires no sealants
Architects and interior decorators worldwide are increasingly recognizing the versatility of Corian and including it in their designs. Here are some examples.
Modern Comfort with a Victorian Look
The London-based architect MWAI used modern materials to transform a Victorian apartment into a modern home. Corian surfaces that resemble richly-textured marble are contrasted with bright copper that looks like antique brass.
Thistle “Tattoo” Decorates Hi Tech Surface
The Scottish firm Keppie Design created a stunning Corian masterpiece for the lobby of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency offices in Aberdeen. Requiring precision craftsmanship and installation, the solid Corian surface of the reception desk has been permanently ‘tattooed’ with a thistle pattern that blooms upward, under an alcove and over to the top of the desk.
Design with Corian Reflects Corporate Identity
Richard Keating, architect, and MASHstudios designed a sophisticated, big-in scope, workspace for Jacobs, to reflect that company’s reputation as a high-tech engineering firm. It features a challenging white-on-white palette with seamless construction – no joints, screws or splits in the material. Each component is one solid piece of Corian, formed, shaped and finished to a high gloss.
Project Win’s Australia’s Corian Residential Wild Card Award
A project by Bijl Architecture, in collaboration with AR-MA, in a suburb of Sydney, demonstrates a boldly innovative use of Corian. Corian wall panels are juxtaposed alongside a custom cantilevered stairway, creating a compelling centerpiece for the residence. The wall installation needed to be sturdy as well as beautiful and meet the demands of the design. Corian provided these specifications and also the needed aesthetic qualities. The fine lines which form the design were cut with a specially developed tool to produce particular angles and effects. The large skylights bring light onto the wall which changes during the day and illuminates the unique, endlessly fascinating surface.
Pink, the Klagenfurt, Austria, store, presents international fashion labels on two vast floors and focuses on quality. The sophisticated shop design, developed by Inform, features sales counters made with translucent Corian in the Strawberry Ice color. The design is integrated with the shop’s name and, thanks to the translucency of Corian, the backlit interiors gain a special atmosphere during the evening hours.
Corian for Your Design Project
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