Every year, the Corian® Design Awards celebrate the best in residential and commercial design from across Australia. Showcasing the innovation of designers across Australia who bring new and evocative designs to life with the use of Corian®, these projects capture the unparalleled nature of the unique surface material.
Corian® offers an undeniable quality to Australian commercial and residential designers: limitless capacities. Its flexible installation nature means it can be custom-cut to suit any interior design, architect or furnishing vision. Created by DuPont in 1967, Corian® is now a staple in the Australian design field.
This material regularly finds its place in residential and commercial settings alike. Offering easy installation and maintenance, Corian® delivers design flexibility alongside easy longevity and everyday maintenance.
In this edition of the Corian® Design Awards, we’re celebrating the immense creativity and artistry of Australian designers across an array of project visions.
Residential Winner: Gascoigne 1890s Federation Home
This renovation and extension to an 1890s Federation house in the Gascoigne Estate, Malvern East, saw Corian® selected for its practical and durable nature. It brought to life a seamless surface that could be moulded into a three-dimensional form, used in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom and throughout the home.
Lucy Clemenger Architects noted: ‘All good things take time to design, document and construct! We couldn’t be more thrilled with the final product and finish. The Corian® benchtops provide wonderful work surfaces and the finish is both practical and beautiful. Corian® was the perfect material to meet the design intent, and our clients are thrilled with the outcome.’
Residential Winner: Jungle House
Ultraspace were tasked with designing a renovation and addition on a remote island off the coast of Queensland as a part of the client’s Island Retreat ‘compound’.
The Jungle House is a modern take on a boutique hotel concept within a robust industrial jungle theme. With a desire for every work surface to appear to be concrete whilst also being seamless and robust, Corian® Ash Concrete achieved everything the design team sought.
Commercial Winner: Lovely Patisserie
Congratulations to Yew Hann Loo of Axe Architects for bringing Melbourne’s Lovely Patisserie to life. With a brief that was unique and a palette dominated by white and pink, the intention was to create an overarching design that is calming, soothing and light-filled.
Corian® was selected for both its colour and versatility. Seamless curves were necessary for the overall design intent to be achieved. ‘Corian® is a fantastic alternative to a stone bench and extremely versatile,’ shared Yew Hann Loo.
Commercial Winner: Waterman Eastland
This innovative post-pandemic workspace ties together a retail, hospitality and services hub. With an expansive 3,300sqm fitout, the design team at ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects transformed a long, narrow floor plan by opening the entire fit-out to embrace the spectacular ceiling and retail void.
Corian® features prominently throughout this space at Waterman Eastland, offering soft, seamless curves that approach informality and capture the space’s ethos.
Commercial Winner: Rhodes House, West Perth
Interior Designers at Cameron Chisholm Nicol brought a personalised office space at Rhodes House to life with bold colour and minimalist form. Sculptural Corian® elements anchor meeting and social spaces, and also create a statement within the oversized kitchen. This material allowed an original design intent to flourish without the need for compromise.
‘We love the durability of Corian® and how you can achieve a grand kitchen that looks seamless without visible joins,’ said Louise Ignatescu of Cameron Chisholm Nicol.
Residential Winner: Black Rock House
This site is perched on one of the highest topographical locations along Beach Road. The Black Rock House’s building form is an island surrounded by open ‘green’ space, fitting into a design brief that focused on showcasing strong connections to the bay.
Architects SAAJ Design required a material that could transition from flat to curved, as well as raking and curved. It also had to be suitable to withstand aggressive coastal and ocean conditions. The material that could achieve this? Corian®. It was selected for the project due to its adaptability, allowing creativity with organic forms, external performance, easy cleaning, durability and a visually pleasing matte finish.
Congratulations to these Edition 2 award-winners
Each of these projects speaks to the versatility, ingenuity and creativity of the Australian interior design and architectural sector. Corian® was integral to bringing these visions to life, offering its limitless potential to particular design briefs and aesthetics.
Congratulations to each of our winners!