DuPont has launched the second issue of the “Corian Design Magazine”, a publication developed by its Corian Design business celebrating the spirit of the Corian brand, which continues to move forward and break ground in the international markets of interior design and architecture.
The online edition of the “Corian Design Magazine” can be accessed here.
“Corian is a remarkable brand and a versatile material that over the years has been synonymous with quality and innovation. Last year, we announced a new business and brand vision under a new name, Corian Design. This brand repositioning saw the introduction of a dynamic tagline, Make Your Space, that invites architects, designers and consumers to unlock the potential built into our offerings. Starting in 2018, we have undertaken a series of steps to transform our business. We have expanded our product offering across all regions, aligned ourselves to respond more quickly to industry trends, deepened our commitment to digitalization, strengthened our cooperation with business partners and customers, and launched our global Make Your Space communication campaign. To help champion the advantages inherent in our product line, we also have created the Corian Design magazine, aimed at design-conscious individuals curious to see what our materials, products and solutions could do. This second issue is showing that our vision and strategy is materializing at 360 degrees,” says Julie J. Eaton, vice president and general manager of the Corian Design business.
In the second issue, the Corian Design vision is presented through a series of interviews with global managers of the business. Julie J. Eaton describes the brand and business model, while other managers present the opportunities in the residential market, the Corian Exteriors initiative, the hospitality segment, the Corian Quartz repositioning and the introduction of Corian Solid Surface with Resilience Technology.
The One-on-One section includes interviews with personalities, such as interior design star Bobby Berk from USA and Thomas Klee, CEO of Rational kitchen industry, from Germany. Roberto Pagone, investment director for Southern Italy of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, tells the story of the high speed train station in Afragola, Naples, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, featuring exterior cladding solutions based on Corian Solid Surface; Arch Reza Azard of Projectiles studio from Paris, France, talks about his experience in the design of museums.
The Portfolio section offers a variety of fascinating images, linked also to global color trends, featuring the aesthetics and colors of Corian Solid Surface and Corian Quartz in kitchen and bathroom environments as well as in public and commercial spaces.
The Spotlight section showcases case histories from the world about Corian Solid Surface and Corian Quartz, such as the YMCA in Calgary, Canada, designed by GEC Architecture; the Menai Science Park building by FaulknerBrowns Architects in Wales, U.K.; the interiors of Midwest Inland Port Financial Town trading centre in Xi’an, China, a project by Hallucinate architectural studio; the Adidas store in Santiago, Chile, a project by Oarquitectos; the Dining Hall of the Montana State University campus in the U.S.; the Tuto Mazara temple in Punjab, India, a project by Singh Modelers.
The Report section presents different examples of collaborations between the Corian Design business and leading firms with skills and know-how: Futrus (furnishing solutions for healthcare environments) and MR Walls (decorative, customized wall cladding solutions), both from the U.S., and Rexa Design (contemporary bathroom solutions) company from Italy.
The Global Digest section includes a series of short articles on projects featuring Corian Solid Surface or Corian Quartz, from Australia; Belgium; China; France; Guatemala; Israel; Italy; Japan; Poland; Russia and the UK.