WILMINGTON, DEL., June 13, 2011 – DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, long-regarded as an innovative design tool by the world’s most forward-thinking architects and designers, is once again at the leading edge of trend-setting design. DuPont and DIRTT Environmental Solutions, an award-winning leader in the modular wall industry, introduce DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface. This collaboration marks the first time Corian® surfaces are available as the standard part of an interior wall system offering. This new offering, which uses Corian® as the surface – or “skin” – on the DIRTT movable wall, is quick and simple to specify and execute, and offers a high-performing, beautiful architectural solution.
“The creativity and innovation within the architecture and design community is what drives us to explore new and interesting applications of Corian® surfaces,” said Elizabeth Lawson, North American new business development manager, Surfaces – DuPont Building Innovations. “Every day, we are inspired by architects and designers who are experimenting with the flexibility and versatility of the material. By teaming up with DIRTT, we are able to offer another transformative and long-lasting solution that brings design ideas to life.”
When integrated into DIRTT Walls, DuPont™ Corian® solid surface delivers a completely customizable, durable, easy-to-clean, and versatile surface, making it an ideal solution for demanding interior environments. While DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface are tough and low-maintenance, they also offer architects and designers the ability to create smooth, aesthetically pleasing interior wall surfaces in a large variety of trend-setting colors. Additionally, Corian® solid surface is nonporous, and with proper cleaning does not promote the growth of mold, mildew or bacteria, which is a critical need in healthcare environments.
“DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface are simple, expressive and functional – perfect in a variety of sectors and spaces,” said Debbie Carruthers, head of DIRTT’s Finishes and Interior Design. “From exam rooms to patient rooms, offices and classrooms, our new offering gives architects and designers the freedom to create one-of-a-kind interiors with an easy-to-execute solution that is long-lasting, adaptable, and reusable.”
DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface are supported by ICE®, a real-time interactive 3D software platform that uses video game technology to create a virtual environment and instantly produce price quotes and specification calculations. ICE® understands the wide parameters and possibilities of designing interiors with DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface. The software comprehensively responds to any modifications in the design, allowing design professionals to explore ideas without losing track of the client’s budget or manufacturing parameters. Specifying DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® solid surface may help speed up the construction schedule by minimizing corrections during the design process while creating a completely unique space.
Architects and designers can learn more about DIRTT Walls with DuPont™ Corian® by visiting www.dirtt.net.
DIRTT – ‘Doing It Right This Time’ – refers to creating unique workspace interiors with responsive, Agile Architectural Solutions. Mass-customization, technological integration and high performance combine to produce a flexible, sustainable, one-of-a-kind, strategic space. Further improving the experience, DIRTT uses real-time, interactive 3D platform called ICE®; a single software application for a fluid flow of information, from design and point-of-sale to the manufacturing floor, eliminating order entry errors and inter-application conflicts. ICE® is completely interoperable with the industry standard AutoCAD™.
In commercial environments, architects and designers can use DuPont™ Corian® solid surface to create unique, beautiful design statements through numerous vertical applications, such as interior wall surfacing, patterned and backlit wall accents, wainscoting, backsplashes, furniture and ceiling designs. Corian® material also works well in horizontal applications, such as: workstations and countertops, retail displays and fixtures, furniture, lighting and decorative pieces. DuPont™ Corian® solid surface can be incorporated into a variety of environments, including office, retail, education, foodservice, hospitality, and healthcare spaces such as operating rooms, emergency rooms, waiting areas and patient rooms. More information on the entire DuPont Surfaces portfolio is available at surfaces.dupont.com or by calling 800-4-CORIAN.
DuPont Building Innovations, a strategic business unit of DuPont, is a driving force in the transformation of the building and construction industry through its use of building and material science to solve emerging needs and create value for its commercial and residential customers. The company maintains its industry-leading position by applying innovative thinking to the development of energy-saving weatherization systems and beautiful and long-lasting surfacing solutions. DuPont Building Innovations’ best known products and premier brands include: DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems and a broad portfolio of garden and landscaping products.
DuPont (www.dupont.com) 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; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
June 13, 2011