New York-based architects Michael Morris and Yoshiko Sato of Morris Sato Studio custom-designed the Dupont Corian Design Studio using cutting-edge lighting, sound and shape technology to create a sanctuary of experience which was inspired by the Japanese concept of a “borrowed landscape”.
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Conceived as a sanctuary of experience and inspired the Japanese concept of a “borrowed landscape,” the Corian® Design Studio is a sensory experience where designers can look, touch, feel, and see the energy that Corian® evokes.
It is a space that showcases the endless possibilities afforded by this remarkable material. Nonporous DuPont™ Corian® is a high-performing, easy-to-maintain solid surfacing material that can be fabricated into a virtually seamless surface.
It can be thermoformed into custom shapes and contours, sandblasted, routed, carved, laser-etched and backlit. It can be straight and rigid or voluptuous and supple making it ideal for a wide range of applications.
Located in the visual arts-centric Flatiron district of New York City, the 5,000 square-foot space is an interactive workshop where design influencers can consult with experts to address specific project needs and help bring their ideas and applications to life—from the most simple to the most advanced designs.
Through a series of vignettes, the studio showcases many design possibilities for Corian’s applicability in a variety of market environments including healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, office, and residential.
One standout design feature of the Design Studio is the starry sky lighting, featuring 74 pieces of CNC-milled and thermoformed translucent Glacier Ice Corian®. The abstracted “heavens” above connect visitors to the application vignettes within the studio. This large-scale interactive lighting feature provides an animated array of luminous color that gently maps the visitor’s movement across the space suggesting new and innovative uses of Corian®.
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