TRON designs Corian® TRON designs Corian®
apr 20, 2011

TRON designs Corian®

the light cycle from the 1982 edition of the movie TRON and fabricated by altha image © designboom

‘TRON designs Corian®’ is project which translates the set of disney’s recent release of TRON, into an installation of tangible living solutions designed in Corian®. a movie-influenced design show by disney and DuPont®, the presentation entitled the ‘safe house’ displayed during milan design week 2011, brings together original technological solutions developed by international designers and companies, into one space.

see designboom’s preview article of ‘TRON designs Corian®’ here.

fabrication of light cycle by altha image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

the international line-up of designers and companies involved in the project include: altha, capo d’opera, ernestomeda, giulio cappellini, jacuzzi, LAGOstudio, TAO esterno, shai akram, jordi canudas, andrew haythronthwaite, dror benshetrit, aquilialberg, setsu and shinobu ito, ilaria marelli, gwenael nicolas, marco piva, luxit, molo, shicon and SONY.

light cycle fabricated by altha image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

the overall scenography and iconic elements found through ‘TRON designs Corian®’ have been produced by altha. they have recreated the space so that it translates the set of the movie to the fullest, offering visitors a step into the world of TRON.

light cycle fabricated by altha image © designboom

kitchen and dining area designed by aquilialberg and developed by ernestomeda image © designboom

kitchen cabinets image © designboom

the architectural lighting solutions are provided by light tape, whose electroluminescent product is used to outline the illuminated grid of light which spatially defines the set.

floating glassware by molo image © designboom

kitchen and dining area designed by aquilialberg and developed by ernestomeda image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

installation view of the kitchen and dining area image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

dining area image © designboom

general view of ‘TRON designs Corian®’, flooring and wall fabricated by altha. the luminescent TRON style blue grid throughout the ‘safe house’ on the floor, wall and ceiling is made with a special light tape electroluminescent film. image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

the bedroom created by capo d’opera, designed by ilaria marelli image © designboom

installation view of the bedroom image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

marco piva conceived the bathroom / wellness area realized by jacuzzi® fabricated by altha image © designboom

circular jacuzzi executed in Corian® and fabricated by altha image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

‘TRON designs Corian®’ image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

the home-theatre area of the installation with vertical freestanding element designed by giulio cappellini image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

special edition of ‘TRON’ armchair designed by dror benshetrit image © designboom

lago designed the living room of the space with contributions by shai akram, jordi canudas, andrew haythronthwaite and LAGOstudio image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

alternative view of the living room image © designboom

setsu and shinobu ito developed outdoor furnishings for the set in partnership with TAO esterno image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

on the set of TRON image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

flynn’s arcade designed by gwenael nicolas and fabricated by altha image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

flynn’s arcade designed by gwenael nicolas and fabricated by altha gwenael nicolas provided a reinterpretation of flynn’s arcade as his contribution to the project image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

french-born japan-based designer gwenael nicolas was responsible for an interpretation of the movie’s flynn’s arcade within the installation. he constructed ‘brick walls’ made from Corian® which were back lit, providing a cool light through the area. on the floor, large SONY bravia flat screen televisions were placed, playing scenes from the original TRON movie, acting somewhat as ‘stepping stones’ into the main showroom.

flynn’s arcade designed by gwenael nicolas and fabricated by altha image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

lynn’s arcade designed by gwenael nicolas and fabricated by altha the brick wall lit and unlit image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

lynn’s arcade designed by gwenael nicolas and fabricated by altha detail of the brick wall image © designboom

TRON influenced installation by disney and IED image courtesy of DuPont® Corian®

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    design news