TRON Legacy, Milan Week of Design, Corian Pictures, Disney
TRON : Legacy – Milan week of design
Disney Italy – Milan week of design using Corian: Pictures
13 Jan 2010
TRON designs CORIAN®
A must-see at 2011 Milan week of design (11-17 April, 2011)
A movie-inspired design show by Disney® and DuPont™ Corian®
January 2011 – Creativity and innovation meet design, Disney meets DuPont™ Corian® at next Milan week of design (11-17 April 2011), the most important venue for interior design professionals around the world. DuPont and Disney will showcase “TRON designs CORIAN®”, an exhibition inspired by the film “TRON: Legacy” from Walt Disney Studios, which has been released in The United Kingdom and in Ireland as of December 17, 2010 (with a premiere in London on December 5, 2010).
The overall effect and expression of “TRON: Legacy” has inspired many artists and designers across fashion, music, design and technology. From the original Daft Punk soundtrack, to exclusive apparel and designer jewellery, to the brand-new videogame “TRON: Evolution”, the world of “TRON” has become a lifestyle phenomenon.
The “TRON designs CORIAN®” exhibition is an original project which will be art directed by DuPont and Disney and created using DuPont™ Corian® advanced surface for the overall lay-out and for a surprising scenography. In addition, under the guidance of Disney and DuPont, a series of leading and trendy companies, architects and designers will create fascinating interior design solutions and architectural forms, taking inspiration from “TRON: Legacy” and exploiting the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®.
DuPont has had an innovation-oriented presence at Milan week of design since the late ‘90s, sponsoring and organising many exhibitions featuring surprising and pioneering interpretations of DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface conceived by architecture and design “maestros” like Ettore Sottsass, Marc Newson, Ross Lovegrove, Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Amanda Levete Architects and Karim Rashid. DuPont™ Corian® has also increasingly been applied by dozens of world-class companies producing beautiful and advanced commercially available furnishing solutions for residential and public environments.
« Disney fosters imagination and DuPont shapes materials: we are extremely pleased to be working with a partner as creative and innovative as The Walt Disney Company and develop together with them an exhibition for an important venue like the Milan week of design. “TRON: Legacy” has been a wonderful source of inspiration: combined with the expertise of Disney and DuPont™ Corian® and the collaboration of imaginative architects, designers and companies, it will materialise into a unique, original and fresh exhibition that will surprise the demanding global audience of visitors to the Milan week of design.» says Tim McCann, president of DuPont Building Innovations.
Cecilia Tosting, Senior Vice-President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Italia declares: « Collaborating with DuPont allows Disney to bring the cutting edge design of TRON to Milan week of design– which is the kind of creative initiative that keeps Italy at the forefront of the design world. This initiative really underscores the three strategic principles that underline The Walt Disney Company and our heritage: innovation, technology and creativity. »
Marc Low, Vice President, Fashion and Home, Europe at The Walt Disney Company, comments: « We’re excited that the unique landscape, high-tech and forward-thinking world of TRON has sparked such strong interest amongst the design community and been a positive source of inspiration. Our collaboration with DuPont™ Corian® is an innovative project that will bring the story of “TRON: Legacy” to life outside of the cinema in a highly creative way with concepts, art and design all inspired by the movie. We look forward to wowing audiences at Milan week of design.»
About “TRON: Legacy” (disney.go.com/tron, www.facebook.com/Tron) – “TRON: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
“TRON: Legacy” images © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved
TRON designs CORIAN® images / information received 13 Jan 2011
About DuPont™ Corian® (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 many dozens of 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, from kitchens to lamps, from bathrooms to the skin of buildings, from seatings to domotic systems, from radiators to touch control surfaces, from tables to furnishing and fashion accessories.
About DuPont (www.dupont.com) – 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; architecture and interior design; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
Corian Sphere, England
picture from organisers
Selection of Architectural Products featured on e-architect
Libeskind House : Daniel Libeskind
image © proportion GmbH 2009
Artemide lamp – Genesy
picture from the architect
image © 2009 The LEGO Group
Zaha Hadid Jewellery – Celeste Necklace
photography courtesy of ZHA
Website: TRON Legacy
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