michael young: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio, shanghai
michael young: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio, shanghai michael young: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio, shanghai
aug 17, 2010

michael young: DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio, shanghai

‘dupont™corian® design studio’ a fluid solid structure made using 3D CNC technology

located in shanghai, china, the first Dupont™Corian® Design Studio in asia has been designed by UK designer michael young. the project concept is to bring eastern and western cultures together, drawing from the rich history of chinese art and building techniques, combined with modern technology. the pieces designed in the studio express the many possibilities that Dupont™ Corian® has in several areas of the surface market.

‘it was ironic that the Corian® sample logo is a hexagon, our research into ancient building and construction lead us to similar mathematical constructions, combine this with our modern studio techniques and the machines developed especially for the project and we have a state of the art project. my brief was to create objects that demonstrate the different applications of the material so I set the space up more as a gallery to give each object its own importance. fortunately, my design office in hong kong is experienced in contemporary asian culture and adept with building computer programs to create the complex structures we designed.‘ – michael young


an important feature of the project is the curved wall that uses the latest 3D CNC technology with thousands of bricks assembling to make a fluid solid structure. the element is extended to some wall circles that explore the processes vertically out of solid piece and 3D translucent walls.

the gallery is intended as a walk through experience of discovery. the space, which is currently set up with designs of high speed train interiors and contemporary bathrooms and kitchens, will grow over the next 6 months with the introductions of several elements that will constantly change the experience of visitors.

the Dupont™ Corian® Design Studio shanghai serves as the premier platform to demonstrate how Dupont™ Corian® solid surfaces can be used as versatile design materials customized for commercial and residential applications. strolling along the showroom, visitors will be exposed to the versatility and wide range of applications of the material from furniture; art pieces; wall decoration to daily houseware.

Corian® being applied in wall decoration

‘our collective vision was to build a creative workshop for building innovations, where designers can look, touch and feel Corian® evokes. we hope to leverage on innovative technology to promote leading-edge designs that can best serve lives with exquisiteness.’ – thoms schuler, president of DuPont building innovations

the gallery’s current set-up includes train interiors made from Corian®

with its creative and design industry encompassing five major areas: design research and development; architecture; culture and media; lifestyle and consumption; event planning and consulting – shanghai is becoming the global centre of the creative industry and the DuPont™ Corian® design studio sets its foothold within the city as part of this development towards a city of creativity. through the opening of the design studio, DuPont hopes to leverage on the reputation of Corian® within the architect and designer commnuity, turning the DuPont™ Corian® design studio into a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas.

home application of Corian®

Corian® bathroom designs

installation view

entrance of the Dupont™ Corian® Design Studio

  • impressive!

    siji says:
  • mmmmm….modular constructivism.

    gp says:
  • totally love it!!!! awesomeee!!!

    yomomo says:
  • They promote a lot Corian, but it’s an expensive material. And what about the environmental cost of this material?

    Poetti says:

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