karim rashid: smart ologic Corian® living karim rashid: smart ologic Corian® living
apr 22, 2010

karim rashid: smart ologic Corian® living

‘smart-ologic Corian® living’ by karim rashid image © designboom

american designer karim rashid presented ‘smart-ologic Corian® living’ an interior design project he created in collaboration with DuPont™ Corian® during milan design week 2010.

the sustainable housing concept, takes advantage of the versatility and sensory quality of the DuPont ™ Corian® material. in all the areas of the home – kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, garden.

features ‘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. the project also marked the first presentation of DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces, which rashid has used in designing some of the furniture.

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

‘the ‘smart-ologic corian® living’ project gave me the opportunity to design a modular holistic house concept, a metaphor for how materials, technologies, housing, furnishings and space can work together to evoke an increased sense of experience, positively affect our psyche and bring us a better contemporary life, a better living, and also enable us to reduce the environmental imprint of our daily decisions and actions. enjoy.’ says karim.

above the island hangs a kitchen hood image © designboom

composed of three petal-shaped sections, the kitchen island rests on a slender support image © designboom

each petal-like section incorporates a different function: water (integrated sink), snack and cooking (with an induction hob by gorenje, designed by karim).

kitchen cupboards image © designboom

kitchen sink tap image © designboom

kitchen sink tap image © designboom

living space leading to bathroom

the bathroom wall image © designboom

the bathroom wall integrates luminous sconces used also as convenient clothes hooks.

the bathroom image © designboom

the partition which separates the bath area from the bedroom integrates the toilet and wash basin into a single elegant unit. its fluid form is dominated by the multifunction mirror that incorporates changing RGB lighting and surprising effects: the image that decorates its surface magically disappears when someone appears in the mirror’s reflection.

bathroom sink image © designboom

the bedroom image © designboom

the bedroom image © designboom

multifunctional mirror image © designboom

two bicycle sculptures – made entirely in DuPont™ Corian® image © designboom

bicycle seat image © designboom

the ‘eko bench’ image © designboom

‘eko bench’ is an outdoor seating solution that can incorporate an automatic system for the collection of rain water used to self-water the green mantle of grass planted into one of the seat’s undulating curves.

karim rashid portrait © designboom

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