Corian Colour Palette, DuPont Design, High-Tech Surface Product
Corian Colour Evolution : High-Tech Surface
2012 Milan Week of Design, Italy
15 Feb 2012
Corian® Colour Evolution
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2012 Milan week of design (16 – 22 April, 2012)
“Corian® Colour Evolution”
A journey into design beauty with DuPont™ Corian®
“Corian® Colour Evolution”
Organizer and sponsor: DuPont™ Corian®
Location: via Savona 35, Milano, Italy
Press preview: April 16, H 14.30 – 17.30 Opening cocktail: April 16, H
19.00 – 23 (only by invitation)
Opening hours: April 16, H 10.00 – 23.00; April 17 to 22: H 10.00 – H 22.00
Exhibition concept: Giorgio Zaetta
In collaboration with: e15, Germany (designs by Philipp Mainzer), Moustache, France (designs by François Azambourg, Inga Sempé, Ionna Vautrin, Benjamin Graindorge, Sébastien Cordoléani), Rabih Hage, UK (designs by Rabih Hage), TAO Esterno, Italy (designs by Setsu and Shinobu Ito).
Fabrication of DuPont™ Corian® by: Altha®, Italy (for TAO Esterno), Clarendon Fabrications, UK (for Rabih Hage), Crea Diffusion, France (for Moustache), Industrie-Manufaktur Hasenkopf, Germany (for e15)
Technical partners: LED Luce e Dintorni (lighting solutions)
February 2011 – DuPont™ Corian® once again offers a dynamic and inspiring new perspective to the world of design and architecture: at the 2012 Milan week of design, DuPont will present its completely renewed colour palette for DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface in Europe Middle East and Africa, including fascinating new colour tones developed for a wide variety of architectural and design applications, interior and exterior. The renewed colour palette will be complemented by an innovative and user-friendly mix of marketing tools designed to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate tone of DuPont™ Corian® for specific applications, in combination with other materials, such as metal, wood, glass, stone, etc…
At the 2012 Milan week of design, the new colour palette of DuPont™ Corian® will be the focus of an international exhibition titled “Corian® Colour Evolution”, in a concept developed by Italian architect Giorgio Zaetta, which will take place at Spazio Fiorentini, via Savona 35, Milan, from April 16 to 22.
“Corian® Colour Evolution” will see the creative participation of four dynamic furnishing firms – e15 from Germany (with designs by Philipp Mainzer), Moustache from France (with designs by François Azambourg, Inga Sempé, Ionna Vautrin, Benjamin Graindorge, Sébastien Cordoléani), Rabih Hage from UK (with designs by Rabih Hage) and TAO Esterno from Italy (with designs by Setsu and Shinobu Ito) – which will propose original solutions, made with the new colours of DuPont™ Corian®, alone or in combination with other materials.
The fabrication of DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface will be by Altha® (Italy) for TAO Esterno; by Clarendon Fabrications (UK) for Rabih Hage; by Crea Diffusion (France) for Moustache; by Industrie-Manufaktur Hasenkopf (Germany) for e15. The exhibition will also benefit from the contribution of LED Luce e Dintorni company (Italy, advanced architectural LED lighting solutions).
The new colour palette of DuPont™ Corian® presented at the Milan week of design will be commercially available as of June 1st, 2012 in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“The markets we participate in are entering a new age, dominated by increasingly higher demands in terms of quality, service, internationalization and collaboration throughout value chain. The new colours and the new marketing tools that will be presented at the Milan week of design are the result of a process initiated several years ago. We have analysed the history of DuPont™ Corian®, our successes and our challenges, we have sought feedback from many players within the industry and we have listened to their needs. We believe that the product and marketing innovations to be presented at the “Corian® Colour Evolution” exhibition – an example of collaboration-based enhancement – mark a significant step forward for the capabilities of DuPont™ Corian® to meet the technical, functional and sensorial demands that the industry of architecture, interior design and furnishing is expressing.” says Jean-Yves Bach, DuPont Building Innovations, Business Director, Europe Middle East and Africa.
“Our new colour palette expressing authentic, timeless elegance together with marketing tools based on highly targeted industry feedback, is enhanced by an optimised international reach in terms of supply and service. With a broad presence in every country in the region and expanded capabilities to capture and meet the needs of architects, designers and industry, DuPont is ideally equipped to deliver a refreshed “Corian® experience”. This renewal will reinforce our industry leadership in man-made materials for architecture and design. In a period of economic trouble and high volatility, we have significantly invested in our product and in its evolution, clearly signaling our confidence and our strong commitment to all the markets we serve,” states Ruslan Yusupov, DuPont Building Innovations, Business Development Manager, Europe Middle East and Africa.
About Giorgio Zaetta – Born in Feltre, in 1962, Italian architect and designer Giorgio Zaetta graduated at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. He collaborated with Luciano Bertoncini studio in Treviso for 20 years, dealing with all the areas of design, from furniture to motorcycles. The passion for contemporary art is clearly visible in many of the works of Giorgio Zaetta: original and linear furnishing solutions, exhibition spaces and interior architecture dominated by space and light. From a studio located in his hometown Feltre, Giorgio Zaetta develops a wide variety of projects for prestigious residential and commercial customers, in Italy and in many countries around the world. His taste and previous experiences in working with DuPont™ Corian® convinced DuPont to assign him the task of creating the exhibition concept for the launch of “Corian® Colour Evolution”, a key moment of the renewal of the “Corian® experience”.
About Rabih Hage (www.rabihhage.com) – The Rabih Hage Gallery and Design Studio is dedicated to discovering new talents, creative people and pioneering design and design-art. The Gallery curates furniture and works from up-and-coming designers and established talents; the design studio creates beautiful interiors with a unique contemporary vision. Rabih Hage is an architect and interior designer. He has worked on hi-tech commercial projects, being involved in landmark works such as the TGV Train stations of Paris Montparnasse and Nantes and the 1992 French Pavilion at the Seville Expo. Now living in London, his focus shifted to interiors and new build architecture projects. His style is a result of working on buildings “inside out,” bringing architecture to a human scale. He has introduced furniture “that is art” and incorporated works by young and established artists and designers in his interior schemes “melding function and aesthetics.”
Clarendon Fabrications Ltd. “Specialist beyond the surface” – Clarendon Fabrications Limited is a leading international fabricator of DuPont™Corian® high-tech surfaces, with skills and expertise acquired over two decades of working with the material. Based in Leicester, UK, a highly trained team offers a comprehensive service for projects in the UK and in Europe. Engineered fabrication solutions are applied to sectors encompassing residential, commercial and artisan/designer applications. From simple, subtle designs, to intricate back lit patterns, to extreme thermoforming, Clarendon has the knowledge, capability and creativity to produce designs in DuPont™ Corian® to the highest standards as expected by the industry and handles projects from the initial design brief to manufacture and site installation.
About e15 (www.e15.com) – The German furniture brand e15 caters to a premium home and contract market with representations in over 40 countries. Co-founded in 1995 in London by architect Philipp Mainzer, e15 stands for consistent, progressive design coupled with high-grade materials and innovative, handcrafted production methods apparent in its enduring furniture. The company’s founding principles reach beyond the product, aiming to interact with and enhance diverse environments. In close cooperation with a coterie of designers, architects and artists the company under the direction of Philipp Mainzer develops original products and supports artistic statements, which reflect the brand’s philosophy and its open approach to diverse cultures and disciplines.
About Moustache (www.moustache.fr) – Founded and run by Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio, Moustache’s aim is to bring together like-minded designers to nurture the development of innovative and honest furnishings that will stand the test of time. Moustache breaks away from pre-set market concepts and creates innovative products by combining a variety of approaches and processes. To open new domestic horizons designers such as François Azambourg, Big-Game, Matali Crasset, Ana Mir + Emili Padros and Inga Sempé cohabit in Moustache. Rather than developing novelty at any price, its products take advantage of passing time and of the heritage value that furniture and objects held in the past. Far from looking nostalgically at the contemporary production of the objects, Moustache tanticipates and projects the solutions for scenarios of future life.
About TAO Esterno (www.tao.eu) – TAO® is a young brand of Everest srl, leader in the field of first-class textile furnishings. Undergoing constant development, since 2010 the brand aims to establish itself in the market as a careful interpreter of outdoor furniture, launching its new TAO Outdoor line of designer items. The innovative selection of materials, which has always been at the heart of the brand concept, has geared us toward the choice of DuPont™ Corian®, a refined and hi-tech material, subtly meshed with anodized aluminum to produce premium and stylish outdoor furnishing.
About DuPont™ Corian® (www.facebook.com/coriandesign, www.corian.com) – First marketed as a innovative man-made material for kitchen and bathroom worktops, DuPont™ Corian® – an advanced surfacing solution that can be shaped into virtually any conceivable design – is now a leading global brand in superior quality surfacing materials for design, architecture and furnishing, a solution chosen worldwide by thousands of architects, designers and companies and by millions of consumers.
DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface is a design tool offering exceptional versatility and almost limitless possibilities for producing high quality, effective, functional and reliable solutions addressed to residential, public and commercial environments, both indoor and outdoor. Applications range from kitchens to lamps, from bathrooms to the skin of buildings, from seating to technical systems, from radiators to touch control surfaces and from furnishing to fashion accessories.
DuPont has had an innovation-oriented presence at the Milan week of design since the late ‘90s, sponsoring and organising many exhibitions featuring surprising and pioneering interpretations of DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface. At the Milan week of design, since the late ‘90s, DuPont™ Corian® has also increasingly been applied by dozens of world-class companies to producing beautiful and advanced furnishing solutions commercially available for residential and public environments.
About DuPont – DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
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Libeskind House : Daniel Libeskind
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