Corian Kitchen by Arik Levy

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More Corian, but unrelated: designer Arik Levy has created a kitchen in a small Parisian loft using the surfacing material.

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The kitchen features huge photographs of flowers and flames subliminated onto Corian walls.

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Here is a statement from Levy:

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In a Parisian loft, a challenging kitchen was developed to meet both high space efficient design and great visual impact. A rather narrow, small, unconventional space with no squares or rounds. The idea I had was to fit an unfit-able volume into a corner. Connecting the inner space and the terrace, the kitchen becomes a hub. As a consequence of virtual force, the box fits into place and ends up with a “rounded" shape.

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Inside, two major spaces: one where food is prepared = love, love, care, generosity and seduction represented by a giant Orchid. Opposite, is a wall of fire from floor to ceiling, representing the space where food is cooked. Both photographic works are the result of specific, personal situations charged with emotional values for me.

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What was important to me was to have these images live, raw and present, not like wallpaper or stickers. The solution I chose was a sublimation onto Corian® by Dupont de Nemours. When I presented this project to Corian®, they showed immediate interest since it had never been done. Combining a large number of panels (14 in the case of the fire) and a single demands great passion and rigor in the manufacturing.

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The exciting result of research, precision, feeling and passion joined together gives this kitchen a great ambiance to cook in.

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