karim rashid for Corian®
 
karim rashid for Corian® karim rashid for Corian®
feb 19, 2010

karim rashid for Corian®

image and design by karim rashid inc. for ‘smart-ologic Corian® living’image courtesy DuPont™ Corian®

‘smart-ologic Corian® living’ is the name of the interior design project that DuPont™ Corian® and canadian designer karim rashid will present in april during milan design week 2010. the sustainable housing concept designed by rashid, takes advantage of the versatility and sensory quality of the DuPont ™ Corian® material. the organically shaped home with gently undulating walls, includes a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room and will be filled with home design solutions where DuPont™ Corian® will be a key player.

‘smart-ologic Corian® living’ will also feature ‘futuristic types’ of DuPont™ Corian® which have been made with environmentally sustainable bio-sourced components and recycled materials, displaying the company’s efforts to decrease its environmental footprint. this project will also be the first presentation of a futuristic type of DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, which rashid has used in designing some of the furniture. selected colors from the current range along with colors from the 2010 series of DuPont ™ Corian® will set the aesthetic base of the space.

‘smart-ologic Corian® living’ will also integrate DuPont™ Energain® panels for energy consumption reduction along with DuPont™ building integrated photovoltaic modules and Tyvek® woven membranes.

image and design by karim rashid inc. for ‘smart-ologic Corian® living’image courtesy DuPont™ Corian®

image and design by karim rashid inc. for ‘smart-ologic Corian® living’image courtesy DuPont™ Corian®

image and design by karim rashid inc. for ‘smart-ologic Corian® living’image courtesy DuPont™ Corian®

  • in this post a few comments have been deleted.

    when spam comments appear – the automatic posting of random comments,
    off-topic discussions or promoting commercial services – we delete them.

    when it comes to dealing with negativity, it’s more difficult for us.
    as readers may have noticed, we do not ask commenters for registration.
    we don’t like that restrictiveness and generally speaking, we feel that all that
    data collection is going too far.
    on the other hand, this open commenting (meaning posts will be posted without
    being pre-screened), makes anonymous and offensive commenting
    very easy. each month, designboom is read by 2,5 million people and luckily the
    offenders are a fairly small percentage (on average 3-4 comments every article).
    we reserve the right to moderate or remove comments if there’s a problem,
    but we’re sad to say that this isn’t always completely effective.
    the final option in dealing with negative comments is that we’ll have to go the
    ‘must authenticate to post without approval’ way.

    it is far easier to criticize someone elses work than it is to create new work of your own.
    original creative thought is a challenge, which is a true reason why people have impulsive,
    over-sized negative reactions.

    dear readers, please help us keep comments open.
    we think any comments people leave should be reasonably civil and the negative ones
    should include sufficient information in their criticism.
    we feel this is not a forum for repressed feelings, personal attacks, clearly inflammatory
    rhetoric, negative stereotypes, and discrimination.

    people express themselves in different ways …
    designboom wants to make it clear that we are not talking about someone who disagrees
    and offers a different view point, someone who has taken the time to discuss an opposing idea.
    we feel it’s really difficult to separate out those people who genuinely disagree but maybe only lack social skills from those who are intentionally offensive.
    we’re sorry if we sometimes don’t catch the fine line and delete a genuine response.

    birgit/designboom says:
  • I do hear what you are saying about witless comments.but I personally feel that the culture of commenting is making designboom a more interesting magazine for me as a reader.again this is a personal viewpoint, but I feel that design in general lacks the kind of criticality which has the potential to advance the field in the eyes of a general public.

    http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=3767

    I often go on youtube just for the comments, inane as they can be.You never know, your free, open and anonymous policies might even be gaining you a few readers too?Many people who do not normally comment still appreciate the occasional bout of negativity and interesting discussion present in this excellent magazine.

    nocomment says:
  • gold soup cans,shakespeare quotes,marshmallows 🙂
    clowns get laughs.isnt that what they are there for?

    Wen Jiabao says:
  • we sometimes receive comments that really offend the designers of the work
    we feature in our publication.

    the reason why we feature their work is because we think that (partially or
    in total) they bring
    interesting perspectives to the existing.

    a short negative comment is boring, offensive language and personal jabs
    are not what we like to see here.

    ridhika /designboom says:
  • Smart-ologic Corian renders look really cool.
    Can’t wait to see it in Milan!

    D-addict says:
  • You may or may not like the design, but at least it’s involving sustainability….and that’s good.

    Mia says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

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.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
490,394 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample