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Archinect Online Magazine Features the NY Corian® Design Center
The DuPont™ Corian® Design Center, designed by Morris Sato is featured in this article, along with an introduction video showcasing the studio.
To view this article: http://archinect.com/news/article.php?id=101515_0_24_0_M
Interview with Markus Woodman from Global Color Research
Markus Woodman works with the UK's Global Color Research - the industry's think tank for "what's next?" in color trends. In this article, Markus talks about the new colors of Corian® and how they relate to the current color trends.
To read this article: http://www.design2share.com/video-design-diary/2010/10/31/my-colorful-corian-interview-with-markus-woodman.html
Carte Blanche Exhibit
Check out the photos from the opening of the Carte Blanche exhibition held at the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio in NYC on May 16th 2010. The opening event was well-attended by a who's who list of internationally-renowned designers, media and members of the A&D community. Carte Blanche is a traveling exhibition that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Intramuros [magazine], the designers who have been featured on the cover of the magazine and the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®. The exhibition will travel next to Philadelphia during Design Philadelphia opening October 7, 2010.
View event photos at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49078795@N07/sets/72157624350427410/
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Design with Corian®
DuPont™, in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects, showcased the student exhibition, “Objects That Entertain Us,” at the 2009 NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago during the week of June 15.
Inspired by the flexibility and design possibilities of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces, DuPont™ and SAIC partnered to offer a three-credit, one-semester class to 16 of the most experienced and talented students in SAIC’s Designed Objects program. The class explored using Corian®, with its unique material qualities, to design digital and other technology-based interactive objects. The students’ designs were presented at NeoCon in the DuPont booth as working concepts.
Media Coverage from this event included the following:
DuPont™ Surfaces Opens Design Studio in New York and Philadelphia:
During the week of ICFF, DuPont™, Evans & Paul and Dolan & Traynor launched the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio in New York City.
Media Coverage from this event included the following:
During the week of June 8th, DuPont™ and C. H. Briggs opened the Philadelphia Design Studio. Designed by Harry Allen Design, the studio showcases the versatility and functionality of Corian® and Zodiaq® in three-dimensional applications using the latest design technologies. The Philadelphia studio is open to the public and architects and designers can schedule one-on-one appointments and learn more by visiting www.designstudio.corian.com/phila.
Media Coverage from this event included the following:
Hanley Wood Builder Brand Leader Survey
Every year, for its Guide to Building Products special issue, Builder magazine commissions an in-depth study surveying what brands builders recognize most, use most, how they rate the products' quality, and which companies are best at communicating with builders. In this years survey, DuPont™ Corian® ranked #1 for: Brand Familiarity, Brand Used in Past 2 Years, Brand Most Used and Quality. DuPont™ Zodiaq® was ranked #1 for Quality.
To view all of the products that were ranked in this survey, click here to be taken to the Hanley Wood website. Click here to download a brochure. This study is conducted by Readex, an independent research company.
DuPont™ Awarded "Green Approved" Product Seal from NAHB Research Center
DuPont™ has announced that products from its Building Innovations portfolio have received the coveted Green Approved Product Seal for National Green Building Certification by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center.
The third-party endorsement means that DuPont™ “Green Approved” products can now be used by builders to earn points toward certification to the National Green Building Standard™.
“Sustainability continues to be a critical strategic initiative for DuPont,” said Thomas F. Schuler, vice president and general manager – DuPont Building Innovations. “For us, sustainable building products are not just nice things to have; they are necessities. From our latest surfacing introductions to new building envelope innovations, this certification further demonstrates our commitment to providing sustainable solutions for the marketplace.”
The DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces Terra Collection received the Green Award due to its post consumer recycled content. In addition, all colors of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and Zodiaq® quartz surfaces received approval for their ability to be used in vertical cladding applications. Products include:
- The DuPont™ Zodiaq® Terra Collection, a collection of quartz surfaces that contain post-consumer recycled content.
- DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces and DuPont™ Zodiaq® Quartz Surfaces in wall cladding applications, all colors qualify.
DuPont - one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 19 years ago - has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.
For more information on these products, please visit our DuPont™ Corian® and DuPont™ Zodiaq® product pages.
On The Surface is the quarterly guide to media coverage for all DuPont™ Surfaces' products.
This compilation highlights the recent PR results from the largest multi-surface color launch in DuPont's history. Take a look at the buzz being created in both the residential and commercial segments.
e-architect July 2010 - Do to it's superior functionality and aesthetic qualities, DuPont™ Corian® is being used as a high-tech "dress" (external cladding) for the entire network of SOCAR's gasoline stations in Azerbaijan.
Surface and Panel May 2010 - Editor Laura Rowlett was especially taken with the fabrication techniques displayed in the Carte Blanche exhibition, commenting in her article that "the showcase includes a variety of fabrication techniques such as thermoforming, inlays, image sublimation, carving and routing, showcasing the flexibility and versatility of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces."
Kitchen + Bath Business May 2010 - Editor Alice Liao attended the Carte Blanche press breakfast where she interviewed Todd Bracher and browsed the exhibition. When describing the exhibition, Liao highlights the "variety of fabrication techniques as well as the range of aesthetic sensibilities, conceptual thought...and versatility of Corian®, which, thanks to the designers' creativity, seems to transform in appearance, meaning and weight - both visual and psychological - from one work to the next."
Despoke May 2010 - Despoke, a blog powered by 100% Design, the UK's largest design show, highlights Carte Blanche in a post featuring excerpts from the press releases and an image of a Corian® creation by Carte Blanche designer Inga Sempe.
Core77 May 2010 - Core77 managing editor Lisa Smith creates a fascinating video interview with designer Todd Bracher describing his design at the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio NYC, in which he describes his intention to "allow you to see Corian® in a different way."
Core77 May 2010 - Managing editor Lisa Smith joined DuPont™ at the Carte Blanche press breakfast, taking videos and photos and interviewing designer Todd Bracher, resulting in this post on the exhibition.
Daily Fix by Interior Design Magazine May 2010 - Carte Blanche is an exhibit that showcases distinctive works produced from a single A4 sheet of Corian® Designer White. Twenty-five renowned designers from across the globe particpated in this exhibit honoring the 25th Anniversary of French Design Magazine Intramuros. What would you design?
Core77 April 2010 - The Woven Car once again generates attention with this post. Several photos, including a detailed shot of Corian® Terra Collection colors on the car seats, showcasing the recycled particulates and depth of colors, are included in this article.
Fast Company April 2010 - Artists Ann conte and Jeanne Wiley uses DuPont Corian® to create "The Woven Car" - yes, you read it right...a rusted MG Midget has a picnic basket-like woven exterior made out of DuPont Corian®.
Elle Decor April 2010 - The DuPont mySurface iPhone app is featured in "April 2010 Punch List" a column that outlines must-have products and services for contemporary design. Titled "Design Downloads," the article names the benefits of using mySurface when designing with Corian® and Zodiaq®.
Azure Jan-Feb 2009 - To show how versatile Corian® is DuPont™ teamed up with Missoni Home to create various environments and furnishings, including illuminated stools which use the Corian® Illuminations Series.
Metropolitan Home Jan-Feb 2009 - Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida offers young patients activities proven to ease the suffering and isolation of a hospital stay. DuPont Corian® is the vibrant surfacing used in this state-of-the-art playroom.
Architectural Products Dec 2008 - DuPont™ Corian® has been discovered by artists and furniture designers as a medium of expression.
Surface Fabrication Dec 2008 - Introduces the new colors of the Zodiaq® Terra Collection.
West Interiors Feb 2009 - Introduces the Corian® Terra Collection.
The DuPont™ Zodiaq® Terra Collection offers four new colors created with a minimum of 50% recycled glass content. For more information, click here to read a recent article featured in the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday, September 20, 2008 in the Home Section.
This CBS Early Morning segment “Chairs for the New Millennium” is just over 4 minutes long and features an interesting Corian® tête-à-tête rocker by Laurie Beckerman recently launched at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. To view the segment, CLICK HERE.
Healthcare Design (June 2008) highlights the use of DuPontTM Sentry Glass® and DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces in a cosmetic surgery clinic in Tapei, Taiwan.
Healthcare Design introduces the DuPont™ Corian® Healing Colors Collection for interior healthcare spaces.
Fulcrum Magazine (June), the hot new publication from Metropolitan Home, features two article on DuPont Corian® - Material Evidence: Corian® and Analysis: 40 Bond. Both articles show Corian® is becoming increasingly relevant with architects & designers and their interest in how things are made.
Contract Magazine writes about the history of Corian® and just how far this fabulous material has come.
Architectural Record highlights "The Vertigo Trays" from Moroso. These trays were created by one of the 40/40 designers, the duo, Laura Aquili and Ergian Alberg, for the 40 year celebration of Corian®.
Recently featured in Time Magazine's Style & Design Fall 2007 Supplement issue, see India Mahdavi's "Smoking, No Smoking" piece.
DuPont™ Surfaces Products receive GREENGUARD Certification!
DuPont™ has announced GREENGUARD Certification for Corian®, Zodiaq® and Simplicity®, along with DuPont™ Adhesives & Sealants at the Greenbuild Expo in Denver CO (November 14-17, 2006). These products, individually and in combination, are now GREENGUARD Indoor Quality Certified and also meet standards of GREENGUARD For Children & Schools. This is a source of competitive advantage for DuPont™ Surfaces, as we currently offer the only complete hard surfacing system that is certified to support Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Certified products are listed on the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute website. You can search the product guide without having to log on to the site, by visiting www.greenguard.org. Click here to download a copy of the GREENGUARD Brochure.