Create With Corian®! Hands-on Workshop at NextFab for the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

September 13, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival

TUESDAY 10/13 | 5:30-8PM NextFab | 2025 Washington Avenue

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NextFab and C.H. Briggs Company are coming together to bring you an exciting, hands-on workshop featuring DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surface.

Experience first-hand the unique features of Corian®.Discover Corian®’s broad potential in both horizontal and vertical application. The evening will include interactive demonstrations - including thermoforming, CNC routing, seaming, and dye sublimation - that will shift your perception and allow you to experience the versatility of Corian®.

NextFab Studio provides broad-based awareness of, access to, competence with, and commerce enabled by Next-generation digital design and fabrication technologies and services. Its two facilities are supplied with tools and equipment for woodworking, metalworking, laser cutting and engraving, 3D printing, textile processing, electronics, photography, and 2D printing. 

The evening will include a hands-on workshop in the fabrication shop that requires closed toe shoes and casual dress. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Space is limited.

We talked with Susan Homan, the Marketing Manager at Dupont Commercial Surfaces about her experience with DuPont and her perspective on design in Philadelphia. 

"Explain a time when you felt inspired by DuPont Corian®"

It happens all the time -- our customers so often design to life using Corian®. So many architects and designers we’ve worked with have really pushed limits. They are creating really beautiful furniture. Even during this week in my travels I was inspired. I was shown a really beautiful piece of apparel that was formed out of Corian®, it looked like an egyptian princess outfit. That was pretty much a first for me. There are unexpected little moments that never cease to amaze me.

"What do you hope attendees take away from attending your event?"

My goal is to open people’s minds to the possibility that Corian® can provide a means for people to materialize their ideas and reach creative potentials -- especially for people who are unfamiliar with Corian.

"What are some of the trends you see in design in Philadelphia? "

I see an increase in unintended collaboration. Designers aren’t necessarily staying within their same circle of friends and industry. I have definitely seen that DesignPhiladelphia allows people to interact with the design community in a multidisciplinary way.

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