Foster + Partners Desks, London Office Refurbishment

Corian Desks, Foster + Partners London Office, UK Interior Design Pictures

Foster + Partners Desks : London Office Refurbishment

Interior Surfaces Corian Desk in England – design by Foster + Partners London

24 Oct 2011

Corian® Desks

Foster + Partners office refurbishment includes workstations made from DuPont™ Corian®

A world-leading architectural practice demands a working environment that reflects not only the highest standards of aesthetics, but also of functionality. When Foster + Partners refurbished their practice interior in London, optimum efficiency and sustainability, together with sleek, tactile finishes were key to creating a workspace conducive to both enjoyment and productivity.

New desks and display tables were designed by Foster + Partners and the material specified to achieve the vision was DuPont™ Corian®, fabricated by Interior Surfaces. A total of 13 desks measuring 12m x 2.2m were skillfully created using just under 300 sheets of Corian® in the Glacier White colour. The valuable qualities of Corian®, from its durability and reparability to its ability to be shaped, curved and seamlessly joined to monolithic effect, makes it an ideal choice for busy workstations.

Corian Desk
photograph : Nigel Young/Foster + Partners, all rights reserved

Corian® offers many of the appropriate properties for this type of project, as not only can its ingenious versatility adapt to virtually any design requirement, but it also performs in application to the highest standards. Naturally strong, stain-resistant and easy to care for, Corian® requires no sealants or treatments and is easily cleaned and maintained. However, should any accidental damage occur, the material can also be restored to full beauty, rather than be replaced or discarded. Corian® also offers proven reliability in function and has independent certification such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System, ISO 14025 Green Choice, Ecospecifier, plus LGA hygiene certification as well as GreenGuard® confirmation for having no negative impact on indoor air quality.

Foster + Partners Desk Foster + Partners Desks
photograph : Nigel Young/Foster + Partners, all rights reserved

About Foster + Partners – Foster + Partners, led by Founder and Chairman Norman Foster, is based in London with project offices worldwide. The practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a wide range of work, from urban masterplans to product design. Projects include the world’s largest airport terminal at Beijing, Swiss Re’s London Headquarters, Millau Viaduct in France, the German Parliament in the Reichstag, Berlin, The Great Court at London’s British Museum, and Headquarters’ for HSBC in Hong Kong and London. The practice has received over 600 awards for excellence and won over 100 national and international competitions since its inception in 1967.

Corian Desk Foster + Partners Desk
photograph : Nigel Young/Foster + Partners, all rights reserved

About DuPont™ Corian® ( – First marketed as a high performance solution for kitchen and bathroom worktops, DuPont™ Corian® 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.

The continuous investment and creativity of DuPont in research and technology, product innovation and new applications have made DuPont™ Corian® a design tool offering exceptional versatility and almost limitless possibilities. From kitchens to lamps, from bathrooms to the skin of buildings, from seating to domotic systems, from radiators to touch control surfaces, from tables to furnishing and fashion accessories…: the “magic” of DuPont™ Corian® can be found in an extremely wide variety of products, systems and objects. And the list keeps on growing…

DuPont™ Corian® (the whole range or specific types) has received important independent certification for its environmental performance (such as GreenGuard®, NAHB North American Builders Association, U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System, ISO 14025 Green Choice, Scientific Certification Systems for the series with recycled content). Its hygienic performance has also been certified by prestigious independent institutions (for example, by NSF International, The Royal Institute of Public Health and LGA QualiTest).

About DuPont – DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

For further commercial or technical information about DuPont™ Corian® in the UK: T: 0800 962 116

Foster + Partners Desks images / information received Oct 2011

Foster + Partners

Location:22 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN