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The Lucy Clinic, Taiwan, gets a Facelift with Corian® Solid Surface

A top aesthetic surgery clinic in Taiwan has received a stylish and innovative, interior healthcare design ‘facelift’ thanks to DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.



BY Tess Ritchie

November 18th, 2014


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Corian® solid surfaces meet virtually any size requirements and can be carved, backlit and thermoformed into most any design – offering flexibility unmatched by any other surface material. As an attractive product, it also adds beauty in a broad range of healthcare applications that need to withstand daily traffic.

Alberto Puchetti, lead architect with Michael Young’s Taipei office, said: “The combination of colorful blues and purples used in Katrin’s design for the laminated glass surfaces and contrasting engraved Corian® solid surface walls in Cameo White work well together.”

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Michael Young was enthusiastic about the use of Corian® solid surface in the clinic’s retro-fit. He said: “Working with Corian® solid surface adds a new dimension to traditional surfaces – it allows us to work with a new design freedom; so much so that Corian® solid surface really feels like a 3D material to me.” DuPont™ Corian® solid surface can be formed into virtually any shape or design that a designer can master-mind, whether it’s a softly-rounded ergonomic table corner, an intricately-carved, decorative pillar or a 20-foot long reception desk.

Young continued: “Using Corian® solid surface in a medical environment gave us the opportunity to use the solid surface material to its full advantage. In addition to its outstanding aesthetic properties, cleanliness is vitally important in healthcare design. Because it is nonporous and highly durable, Corian® solid surface is ideal for use in healthcare clinics.

“As well as the walls of the main lobby, we used Corian® solid surface for all of the door frames and the doors themselves; even the door thresholds are made of Corian® solid surface material. The door modules include the insertion of under-lighting to show off Corian® solid surface in Glacier White to its best aesthetic and luminous effect.”

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Corian® solid surface has a unique translucency that gives the material an extra dimension when light is added and makes it an ideal choice for lighting designs.

Young added: “We used Corian® solid surface on all of the clinic’s cabinets, in the operating room, wall rails boards or wall rails, and in the skirting boards / wall rails in the clinic’s corridors. We also used Corian® solid surface in the kitchen and bathroom surfaces. We used CNC Corian® solid surface for table top inserts in the consultation room; these are also back-lit, and therefore very luminous and attractive.”

Project Name: The Lucy Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan
Design: Michael Young and Katrin Olina
Corian® Colour: Cameo White
Photography courtesy of Michael Young

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