The possibilities with backlighting Corian Solid Surface are almost endless. Designers have the chance to experiment with luminosity, create stunning points of difference by illuminating shapes and add definition and drama to spaces.
Backlighting Corian to achieve striking features is recommended in the following Corian colours with high levels of translucency: Corian Witch Hazel, Venaro White, White Onyx, Salt, Pearl and Glacier Ice. All these colours except for Glacier Ice (which is a solid colour) have unique patterns which with backlighting will highlight the design and create drama — especially at night. Although backlighting is suggested for use with these colours that have high levels of translucency, it can also be achieved with other colours by carving and thus creating unique designs within the surface.
Corian Solid Surface is extremely functional in high use areas (e.g. retail and hospitality), being tactile, seamless, easy to clean, non-porous, and repairable. Corian is renewable, fundamentally environmentally friendly, and durable, however, should the worst occur, Corian can generally be repaired onsite by one of the experienced Authorised Corian Fabricators located throughout New Zealand. With Corian there are no joins for bacteria or mould to take root, therefore when Corian looks clean, it really is clean. Being a non-porous surface, Corian is stain resistant so marks and stains do not soak in and can be easily removed with a soft cloth and cleaner, making it an extremely hygienic surface for use in commercial applications including retail and hospitality.
For more information talk to APT (Architectural Products & Technologies) formally Evolution of Surfaces, the New Zealand and Pacific Island distributor of Corian Solid Surface.
Auckland House Project
Designer/Architect: Creative Spaces Limited
Fabricator: Jones and Sandford Joinery
Photographer: Simon Devitt
Backlit Corian Witch Hazel Bar, Mooloolaba (Queensland)
Designer/Architect: Mark Gacesa