1st DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios in U.S. Open in Philadelphia and New York City
Showcase Transformational Settings, New Opportunities for Corian® and Zodiaq® Surfaces
PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK, June 18, 2009 – DuPont and key value chain partners have opened two studios to showcase the latest innovations and applications for DuPont™ Corian® and Zodiaq® surfaces. The first-of-their-kind in the United States, the ultramodern DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios are located in Philadelphia’s Marketplace Design Center and in the visual arts-centric Flatiron district of New York City.
Created to inspire and support architects and designers, each studio showcases the versatility and functionality of Corian® in three-dimensional applications using the latest design technologies. Both studios will feature designer exhibits.
“The studios will highlight Corian® as a multi-dimensional design material that has reinvented itself for over 40 years to provide sustainable, inventive and modern designs that are bringing homes and offices into the 21st century,” said Thomas F. Schuler, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Building Innovations. “They give us a direct link to our customers so we can continue to provide innovative products that are relevant and readily available. These studios give us the opportunity to showcase that offering.”
DuPont partnered with C.H. Briggs, one of the largest distributors of DuPont Surfaces, to unveil the downtown space in Philadelphia, the third city to be home to a DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio following Milan and New York City.
DuPont, surface solutions provider Evans & Paul and marketing distributor Dolan & Traynor recently unveiled the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio in New York City as an interactive workshop.
The Philadelphia studio is open to the public and to architects and designers who can schedule one-on-one appointments through www.designstudio.corian.com/phila. Architects and designers can make one-on-one appointments at the New York-based DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio through www.designstudio.corian.com.
DuPont™ Corian® is a material that can be thermoformed into custom shapes and contours, sandblasted, routed, carved, laser-etched and backlit, making it ideal for a wide range of residential and commercial applications. It is a nonporous, high-performing and easy-to-maintain solid surface that can be fabricated into virtually seamless surfaces.
With proper cleaning, DuPont™ Corian® does not promote the growth of mold, mildew or bacteria. It meets all of the 18 preferred characteristics outlined in the 2006 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities as the ideal healthcare surface to help facilitate improved infection control. Nontoxic and nonallergenic to humans, DuPont™ Corian® also has received NSF/ANSI 51 Certification for food contact and Class Ι (A) fire rating.
In commercial environments, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface can be used in a variety of applications including conference tables, work stations and service countertops; restroom vanities and partitions; hot and cold buffets; as well as backsplashes, wainscoting and wall cladding. Zodiaq® is nonporous and when properly cleaned does not promote the growth of mold, mildew or bacteria. More information on the entire DuPont Surfaces portfolio is available at surfaces.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 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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