DuPont has launched the second issue of the Corian® Design Magazine, a global publication developed by its Corian® Design business celebrating the innovative spirit of the Corian® brand, which continues to move forward and break new ground in the international markets of interior design and architecture.
“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,” said 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 new 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 leading 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 wide variety of fascinating images, linked also to recent global color trends, featuring the most recent 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 USA; 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 unique skills and know-how: Futrus (furnishing solutions for healthcare environments) and MR Walls (decorative, customized wall cladding solutions), both from USA, and Rexa Design (contemporary bathroom solutions) company from Italy.
The Global Digest section includes a series of short articles on significant projects featuring Corian® Solid Surface or Corian® Quartz, from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia and the UK.
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