The unique characteristics of Corian that make it applicable for kitchens – it's tactile, seamless, hygienic, renewable and formable – make it just as appealing in bathrooms.
Many of the Corian bathroom applications at Milan Design Week 2014 were sculptural in their execution, making the most of the ability to form Corian into striking yet seamless shapes with fully integrated basins.
Colour was very monochromatic, occasionally complemented by either bright primary splashes or more often, the neutral tones of natural products such as simple timber stools and flooring, or rough-hewn stone tiles.
A beautiful local example of this is the NKBA award-winning bathroom by Celia Visser which features a Corian vanity top with an integrated sink, as well as Corian cabinet doors – an elegant design solution in a small space.
The trend of illumination in bathrooms was also evident, with LED strips, solid and engraved backlighting designs complementing the translucent nature of many Corian white-based colours such as Glacier Ice, Glacier White and Venaro White (which contains sophisticated translucent veining).
Intense black in either matte or highly polished finishes made a strong statement in bathrooms, such as the new Corian Deep Nocturne used in the DuPont Corian 2.0 exhibition. This is made using the new and innovative DuPont DeepColour Technology which delivers even more intensity with dark colours.
The use of black extended beyond surfaces to include bold tapware which looked stunning on white surfaces and sophisticated against black.
Surfaces with more colour and texture were progressively introduced (although still firmly grounded in a neutral palette), such as Corian Witch Hazel's light tonal veins, Rain Cloud's soft white base with subtle grey veining and earthy Lava Rock's combination of warm grey and umber.
Choose Corian to combine the best of functional practicality with striking elegance for bathroom sanctuaries.