DuPont, a world leader in market-based science products and services, has announced that it will showcase the innovative interior design project “Smart-ologic Corian® Living” at the Milan Design Week 2010 in April. “Smart-ologic Corian® Living” is a smart and environmentally sustainable home concept designed by Karim Rashid, one of the world's most prolific and multi-awarded designers, based on the superior design versatility and on the renowned sensorial qualities of DuPont™ Corian® advanced surfacing material.
“Smart-ologic Corian® Living” will also feature the world's first 'futuristic types' of DuPont™ Corian® made with environmentally sustainable bio-sourced components and with recycled materials, in addition to other high-tech DuPont products that are able to decrease the environmental imprint of interior design, architectural and building solutions while delivering superior aesthetical and technical quality.
Tony Azzam, Regional Business Manager for DuPont Building Innovations, TMEA,
said: "The futuristic home living concept that we will be introducing at the Milan Design Week is essentially a combined showcase of distinctly appealing designs of world-class designer Karim Rashid and DuPont's environmentally sustainable building solutions. We expect the 'Smart-ologic Corian Living' to generate widespread interest because of its capability to suggest ideas, concepts and solutions addressing a variety of technical and environmental challenges in interior design, while offering genuinely imaginative and inspired creations of one of the world's premier design specialists."
All the areas of the home – kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, garden – will be creatively interpreted by Karim Rashid and populated by a variety of smart home design solutions where DuPont™ Corian® will be the key player and the connecting element.
The world-class design genius of Karim Rashid is complemented in this project by the world-class skills of DuPont in the design of materials. Exploiting their exceptional know-how in materials science, biology, chemistry and manufacturing technologies, DuPont science and technology teams have designed and engineered futuristic types of DuPont™ Corian® advanced surfacing material made with environmentally sustainable bio-sourced components and with recycled content. In addition, they have designed a new “futuristic concept” of DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface and are showcasing also DuPont™ Energain® panel system for energy consumption reduction and a new concept of photovoltaic module. DuPont sees these as possible options to meet the emerging technical and environmental challenges that companies and professionals of interior design, architecture and building will have to face.