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.
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.
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, sanding or grout work required. It resists erosion and is UV resistant, as well as stain resistant and antimicrobial. It is also easy to clean and can even be back-lit for a more distinct inimitable effect.
M.R. Walls’ Unique Fabrication
Derived from bauxite ore, Corian® is a synthetic product made of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH). Using a patent-pending software technology that contains the design and the installation process, the solid surface panels are carved with a low-level robotic CNC-type machine. M.R. Walls arrive in puzzle pieces, instead of panels, and are precisely cut so that they interlock creating a seamless design experience. The process allows for organized complexity and unlimited scaling, as well as endless design and color possibilities.
The beauty of the system is that the M.R. Walls wall panels can be connected to make one massive surface, without the appearance of seams. The 3D designs created within the hi-tech software combined with the abilities of the CNC machine paves the way for non-repeatable patterns inspired by nature.
Residential and Commercial Wall Cladding Installations
This innovative surfacing system is put together onsite. The multi-dimensional walls are installed with ease and bonded to drywall with silicone. Found in both commercial and residential venues, they are enjoyed as feature walls anywhere you want to make a statement. They can even be designed to curve around corners or up and around windows. For larger, more complex architectural or commercial installations, taped drywall and scaffolding are required.
Designed and made in California, M.R. Walls offers three different lines of solid surface wall panels: a Standard Line Collection, a Classic Line Collection and Custom Designs. All designs are quite stunning and highly inspirational. Enjoyed all over the world, Mario Romano has created custom design installations of M.R. Walls made of Corian® Solid Surface for well-known clients such as Intel, Mayo Clinic, Biolegend and Altman Brothers.
M.R. Walls Best Design Award
M.R. Walls was a winner of the BIMsmith Technologies Best Award at KBIS 2019. Architectural Digest, Million Dollar Listing, Forbes and Haute Living, among others, have also featured the artist’s innovative solid surface wall panel designs.
You’re not likely to see anything quite as elegant as these nature-inspired innovations. As Romano puts it, “Nature doesn’t repeat itself . . . nor should your walls.”
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