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2013 CORIAN DESIGN AWARDS

Congratulations to Gordon Burns and the team at HBO+EMTB, winners of the 2013 Corian Design Awards Edition 4 Commercial Category.

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BY Philippa Daly

February 10th, 2014


HBO+EMTB chose Corian® to form the strong sculptural forms of this new reception counter for a Sydney Law Firm.

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Matching Corian® was also used on the adjacent magazine rack, waiting area coffee tables and meeting room credenza shrouds helping to create a fluid and harmonious client facing area.

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The client wanted a striking reception area that reflected company values of professionalism integrity and straight talking. The design seeks to suggest these qualities with a repetition of clean uninterrupted horizontals and simple geometric forms. The curves of the counter, chairs and tables link to the curve of the building façade and give a subtle wink to the forms of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House through the window.

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The counter itself is simple in form with a sophisticated overlay of seemingly endless horizontal channels wrapping its surface. Given the relative complexity of forms the designers needed a solid surface product that was trusted, consistent in quality and known to perform well for joiners and end users alike. Corian® was the perfect material for these reasons.

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Design By: HBO+EMTB
Application: Reception Counter, Magazine Rack, Credenza Shrouds, AV display Unit, Bisque Staff Kitchen Servery Island Bench
Corian® Colours: Glacier White, Bisque
Fabrication by: Norford Industries

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