Augmented Reality Countertops Become a Reality with the New “Spaces by Design” App from Corian® Design

Opening screen of the Spaces by Design App from Corian® A/R

The Spaces by Design App from Corian® A/R

Visualize new Corian® Design solid surface colors across entire countertops in your own home using augmented reality (AR*) technology with the Spaces by Design App from Corian® A/R — so go ahead Make Your Space™.

Corian® Design just announced the new Spaces by Design App from Corian® A/R. Rather than using actual small-sized solid surface samples, it is a wonderfully quick and easy way to see how your  kitchen countertops and other surfaces will look in reality with any of the available Corian® Design solid surface or quartz colors. Using an Apple device, the Spaces by Design App provides you with a real-time, interactive experience for resurfacing your existing countertops with Corian® colors. You can even add in a virtual island to match your augmented reality countertops. Whether in your kitchen, bath, laundry, or anywhere you need new surfacing, the Spaces by Design App is a very handy tool.

Small Samples — Problem Solved with the Spaces by Design App

In addition to providing visuals of how your countertop may look, the Spaces by Design App helps solve two long-standing problems customers struggle with.

The first is trying to visualize, and get the proper perspective on, a 2” x 2” or 4” x 4” solid surface sample on a countertop in a large room. For instance, when you place that small sample on a countertop and step back several feet, the small Continue reading

M.R. Walls — Designer Walls Using Corian® Solid Surface by Artist Mario Romano

Inspired by nature, Mario Romano designs life into his incredible wall panel creations using Corian® Solid Surface, blurring the distinct lines between movement and texture.

"MOUNTAIN" custom solid surface wall by artist and designer Mario Romano (M.R. Walls).

“MOUNTAIN” custom solid surface wall by artist and designer Mario Romano (M.R. Walls).

There are many creative things that can be done with versatile Corian® Solid Surface, yet Mario Romano (aka M.R. Walls) has literally taken it to the next level with his wall panels, also commonly referred to as wall cladding. He lives at the “intersection of art and technology,” when it comes to his carved wall panel creations. His breathtaking designs are awe-inspiring, to say the least.

Corian® Design Partners with Mario Romano

Finding a new aesthetic in texture and nature, Corian® Design has partnered with Mario Romano to ensure that solid surface is not just for countertops. With a little modern CNC innovation, M.R. Walls are an architect’s and interior designer’s dream come true. With endless possibilities, one is only limited by his or her imagination. These luxurious, high-end artistic creations bring new meaning to solid surface wall cladding.

"BLOOM" back-lit custom wall designed with Corian® solid surface by M.R. Walls

“BLOOM” back-lit custom wall designed with Corian® solid surface by M.R. Walls

Solid Surface Wall Panels are Low Maintenance

Until recently, solid surface had taken a back seat to the likes of other natural and engineered products, yet its capabilities have been clearly understated and undervalued. The benefits of using Corian® Solid Surface for designer wall panels are numerous. The material is low maintenance, meaning no painting, Continue reading

Manufacturers of Wilsonart® Solid Surface and Hanex® Solid Surfaces Unite in Joint Facility

American Surfacing Materials, LLC, is the new solid surface manufacturing facility borne out of the joint venture between Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces and Hyundai L&C USA. Officials of the two companies gathered together, along with local government officials, for the grand opening ceremony on Thursday, May 16.

Jung Seok Yoo, left, chief executive officer of Hyundai L&C USA, shakes hands with Wilsonart chief executive officer Tim O’Brien at the new American Surfacing Materials manufacturing plant in Temple.

Jung Seok Yoo, left, chief executive officer of Hyundai L&C USA, shakes hands with Wilsonart chief executive officer Tim O’Brien at the new American Surfacing Materials manufacturing plant in Temple. Courtesy photo

With the demand for solid surface expanding within the United States, Canada and South America, the joint venture between Hyundai L&C USA and Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces, entered into back in 2017, made sense. Each of them is now able to expand production lines, launch new products and Continue reading

Corian® Design Launches 15 Bold New Solid Surface Colors

Corian Moodboard displaying samples of the Aggregate Solid Surface Collection
Corian Moodboard displaying samples of the Aggregate Solid Surface Collection

Corian® Design, in its largest launch to date, recently revealed 15 gorgeous new colors of Corian solid surface for both interior and architectural applications. With aesthetics inspired by nature, these collections more than stimulate imaginative, artistic new design ideas. The 15 new colors of Corian® solid surface are members of five new collections: Aggregate, Terrazzo, Linear, Nuwood, and Onyx, along with two new Solid colors. With these collections, Corian® Design has introduced a vibrant and trendy palette for consumers, designers and architects to re-imagine spaces that express their own design tastes. 

In keeping with the Corian® Design “Make Your Space™” innovative direction, the vision of these new aesthetics comes from a diverse range of areas–from the beauty of a forest to mid-century modern design to translucent stone to industrial decor. Let’s take a deeper look into these striking collections.

The AGGREGATE Collection

The Aggregate is a collection of four colors embodying an industrial aesthetic with a look that is modern, yet enduring. It was created to complement the colors of Corian® solid surface in the Concrete line. The four new colors within this collection are: quiet Neutral Aggregate, light gray Ash Aggregate, toned taupe Weathered Aggregate and near-black Carbon Aggregate.

Corian Carbon Aggregate solid surface countertops in a residential kitchen

Corian Carbon Aggregate solid surface countertops in a residential kitchen

The TERRAZZO Collection

The Terrazzo collection speaks to a mid-century modern aesthetic. Three new colors of Corian® combine timeless backgrounds with angular elements of white, gray, and black: Domino Terrazzo features a white Continue reading

Extra Wide Solid Surface Wall and Shower Panels by Avonite Surfaces® Makes Installation Easier

Aristech®'s Avonite Surfaces® Flexible Sheet Sizes

Aristech®’s Avonite Surfaces® Flexible Sheet Sizes

It is now easier than ever to install solid surface wall and shower panels using Avonite Surfaces® up-to-60” wide sheets.  The extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels also save on material costs.  For the DIY’er, that’s huge!

Available Colors

There are many reasons to use Avonite Surfaces®, or another brand of solid surface material, for your bathroom tub surrounds and shower walls.  Not only are the colors and patterns aesthetically pleasing, ease of cleaning, antiseptic properties, and durability are among the top advantages.  Shown below are the Avonite Surfaces® colors that are available in the extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels: 

Extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels available in these eight colors

Extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels available in these eight colors

Once you’ve decided to surround yourself with Avonite Surfaces® solid surface for your shower or bath project, it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts of installing the extra wide solid surface wall and shower panels.

Installing Shower and Bathtub Walls (Surrounds)

Let’s start out determining how many sheets of material you will need. For bathtub surrounds, the long wall will need only one sheet of the extra wide width, instead of two of the traditional 30” wide sheets. Choose from 30”, 36”, 48”, 54”, or 60” wide by 96” or 144” long from the Avonite Surfaces® line of acrylic Continue reading

Corian® Design — Make Your Space™ — Evolving to Find New Ways to Innovate and Inspire with Solid Surface

 

Corian Design Make Your Space Logo

August of 2017 marked the launch of the new Corian® Design — Make Your Space™ brand introduction. The DuPont Corian® Brand unveiled a whole new look and a whole new way to express and inspire design within its brand. With marketing focused on a new generation of consumers, Corian® Design has found a way to celebrate the role that surfaces play in the realm of design innovation and aesthetics to enable the ultimate in design inspiration.

Fast forward to the 2019 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Here, Corian® Design unveiled the largest and boldest aesthetics introduction ever in an unparalleled display of novel colors and design possibilities. Trend-setting displays showcased new products, materials and textures, as well as advances in illumination for bathing areas, all to the delight of designers and attendees alike.

The 2019 KBIS Corian® Design "Make Your Space™" Booth

The 2019 KBIS Corian® Design “Make Your Space™” Booth

Corian® Design derives its inspiration from assorted realms, such as that found in nature, or translucent stone, or from industrial Continue reading

STUDIO Collection® Solid Surface Now Available Online

Looking for that “WOW” factor in your next project? Aristech Surfaces’ brand of STUDIO Collection® solid surface delivers that and more with its visually inspiring design resin material. The STUDIO Collection® is perfect for architectural design applications and is offered online at SolidSurface.com in more than 50 luxurious colors.

Beautiful, Durable and Flexible

This highly workable, durable and thermoformable collection of rich design resin material covers the spectrum when it comes to brilliant chromas, natural neutrals and sparkling metallics. The proprietary resin blend is unique in that it mixes just the right measure of transparent, translucent and opaque polymers to produce endless design possibilities. Soft and velvety to the touch, these STUDIO Collection® colors feel as good as they look.

Amber Glass, Irish Bell and Catalina, STUDIO Collection®

Amber Glass, Irish Bell and Catalina, STUDIO Collection®

The STUDIO Collection® Series

The Chromatix™ Program

In addition to the in-production colors of the STUDIO Collection®, more options are now available. The Chromatix™ program offers your choice of any combination of color and light that you can imagine.  The are four design series to choose from, each with their own unique shapes and layers within the Continue reading

SolidSurface.com® Expands Product Lines From Aristech Surfaces LLC

Aristech®'s Avonite Surfaces® Flexible Sheet Sizes

Aristech®’s Avonite Surfaces® Flexible Sheet Sizes

SolidSurface.com now offers Aristech Surfaces’ complete line of Avonite Surfaces® Solid Surface and STUDIO Collection® Design Resin online.

SolidSurface.com® is thrilled to announce the expansion of its online offerings to include the full line of Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection® products by Aristech Surfaces LLC, a global leader in surface and design materials.  The expanded relationship with Aristech Surfaces® allows online shoppers the ability to view, choose and purchase any of the stunning colors and size options in the Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection® product families. SolidSurface.com® provides significantly increased exposure and availability to its online audience—an expansion that is a clear win for Avonite Surfaces® and STUDIO Collection® customers.

Avonite Surfaces® Solid Surface

The Avonite Surfaces® family of products sets the new standard, by providing the largest assortment of standard sheet sizes in the industry. Flexible width, length and thickness options are all now available on SolidSurface.com® as a standard offering.  Customers can order online in variable sizes for their Continue reading

The 2018 Corian® Design Awards Winners

Recently announced–the Grand Prize Winners of the 2018 Corian® Design Awards for Outstanding Design:  Furling, designed by davisthomas; and Tweed Terrace House, designed by Raunik Design Group. Each year since 2006, CASF Australia, a national distributor of Corian® solid surface, provides the platform for the design awards that recognize local designers in their field of expertise for their creative use of Corian® solid surface.

Two winners are selected at the end of each quarter (March, June, September and December) from two categories, Residential and Commercial.  Then, the winner from each category is placed in the pool of candidates from the entire year. After that, the overall winners are selected from there.

The 2018 Corian® Design Awards Grand Prize Winners were chosen based on their exceptional ingenuity and astounding creativity, the type of talent for which the Australian design community is known.  The Award recognizes innovators of the uses for Corian® and their abilities to transform ideas into projects previously thought to be unachievable.

Furling, sculptural wall artwork designed by davisthomas, in Venaro White Corian®
Furling, sculptural wall artwork designed by davisthomas, in Venaro White Corian®

The Furling Project

The winner of the Commercial category is Furling. Furling is a large-scale sculpture designed by davisthomas, artists who specialize in sculptural, installation-based projects for public spaces.  Intertwining historical, current social, environmental and physical elements into their discovery process, the project was inspired by the nautical history of the wharf in the Brisbane river and Mary Street area.  Consequently, davisthomas chose Corian® solid surface in Venaro White as their material.  Corian® offered the creative opportunity davisthomas was seeking, coupled with its ability to move beyond everyday purpose, thereby making the sculpture robust and maintenance-free.

The Furling project was davisthomas’ first experience with Corian®.  In particular, they were impressed with its responsiveness and fluidity. Additionally, they were pleased with the ease of fixing, seaming and finishing the material.

Thermoformed linear planks of Venaro White Corian® for the creation of the Furling sculpture
Thermoformed linear planks of Venaro White Corian® for the creation of the Furling sculpture

From the Designer

“Corian® made this project possible. The flexibility of the material’s thermoforming capabilities combined with the near seamless bonding capability of the joint adhesive allowed us to produce 9m linear planks that flow and glide up the side of the wall. Creating a majestic, dynamic sculptural artwork with a high quality finish.”

– Lubi Thomas and Adrian Davis

From the Judges

“This is a highly skilled and innovative implementation of Corian® to create a striking sculptural element.”

– Alexander Lotersztain

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The Tweed Terrace Project

The winner of the Residential category is Tweed Terrace, a luxury home at Duranbah on the Gold Coast. Originally, the idea was envisioned by Mexican architect Javier Senosiain, then subsequently brought to fruition by Raunik Design Group.  The organic design uses curves, thereby mimicking the ebb and flow of the sea, as opposed to angles–a sharp and complimentary contrast to the surrounding high-rises.

Two pods comprising the unique Tweed Terrace House by Raunik Design Group Courtesy of Rezolution Photography
Two pods comprising the unique Tweed Terrace House by Raunik Design Group Courtesy of Rezolution Photography

The smooth, curved design continues throughout the interior of the home, with custom finishes and a futuristic flare in woodworking craftsmanship. Careful color selections were made to suit the purposes of the rooms. Corian® Glacier White in matte finish was used for the bed surround. The vanity tops, with integrated basins, were done in Antarctica with a gloss finish.

Seamless, curved vanity top in Antarctica Corian® designed by Raunik Design Group Courtesy of Rezolution Photography
Seamless, curved vanity top in Antarctica Corian® designed by Raunik Design Group Courtesy of Rezolution Photography

From the Designer

“We wanted a product that looks like it flows with the curved walls and emerges from the wall. We wanted it to have its own form and dissipate in its own way.”

– Scott Bowden, Project Leader, Raunik Design Group

From the Judges

“Language of organic forms created by Corian® creates futuristic simplicity and fluidity throughout the entire house. Shows the versatility of the product.”

– Megan Smith

Curved bed surround in Glacier White Corian®  Courtesy of Rezolution Photography
Curved bed surround in Glacier White Corian® Courtesy of Rezolution Photography

More on Tweed Terrace

The 2018 Grand Prize Winners of the Corian® Design Awards will be sent to Japan for a tour of the Corian® production facility.  All finalists receive global and editorial exposure through the DuPont™ Network. Corian® Design Awards for 2019 is now open to all specifiers, architects/designers and students.  In addition, shop fitters and Corian® fabricators may also enter on behalf of a designer.

Introducing the New SolidSurface.com Experience

Check it out!  SolidSurface.com launched a new website! One of the primary goals of the new site was to enhance the overall experience for visitors searching for solid surface sheet material and related products. To further our goal of an improved customer experience, we’re also very excited to announce our new interactive custom bathroom vanity top designer. The look and feel of the new website might be different, yet it boasts all the same great products.  Explore the many new features to enrich your shopping and educational experience!  

SolidSurface.com Website Homepage

Since there is so much to explore, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the most important, time-saving enhancements, such as:

  • The new experience of sheet material;
  • Intelligent material recommendations;
  • A visual custom vanity top design tool;
  • Smart search capabilities; and
  • Advanced account tools for business customers – coming soon.

There is something for everyone on this site, whether you are a DIY homeowner, a designer, or professional contractor or remodeler.

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