DesignPhiladelphia 2011

  • Section menu

  • Search

Dupont site menu

Contextual Menu

A Platform for Global Creativity at DesignPhiladelphia 2011

  • Patricia Seif
    DuPont Building Innovations
  • Jewel Jones

For the Third Year, DuPont Building Innovations Supports Dialogues on Design Seminar Series, Showcasing Its Commitment to Philadelphia, Innovation

PHILADELPHIA, PA., Oct 13-23, 2011 – DuPont Building Innovations is providing a platform for some of the most innovative and provocative voices from the world of architecture and design through its support of  DesignPhiladelphia 2011’s “DuPont™ Corian®  Dialogues on Design ” seminar series.

Four dialogues on design seminars will be curated by industry thought leaders from industrial design to healthcare design.  Two sessions will be hosted at the  DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio—Philadelphia , the creative incubator that provides a workspace for local architects and designers to connect with and think creatively about Corian® solid surface material.

“Corian® is the perfect material to support DesignPhiladelphia because our missions are the same: to make creativity and innovation accessible to all and empower architects and designers to bring their visions to life in unexpected and sometimes game-changing ways,” said Elizabeth Lawson, North America new business development manager – DuPont Building Innovations.

The DuPont™ Corian® Dialogues on Design include:

• Rama Chorpash – The International and Unexpected Life of Products and By-products
Oct. 14, 6 p.m. at the Center for Architecture

Rama Chorpash will focus on the exchange between people and everyday things and how embedded in each design is an exploration of social use and the interactions they cause.

• Jaime Salm – MIO Measures: Creating Smart Design for the Planet
Oct. 17, 6 p.m. at the Center for Architecture

Jaime Salm, MIO’s Creative Director, will share his journey in building a nationally recognized design practice that defines best practices in sustainability.

• Barbara J. Huelat: Organic Insight of Healing Environments
Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:15 p.m. presentation at the Marketplace Design Center

Barbara Huelat will explore healing environments that embrace nature as the teacher to solve complex issues in challenging spaces such as emergency medicine, cancer treatment and behavioral care.  She will further discuss today’s design tools of color kinetic lighting, special materials, interactive video, music set to water, fractals and human relationships.

• Benjamin Pardo: Editing Design
Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:15 p.m. presentation at the Marketplace Design Center, 4th floor

Benjamin Pardo will discuss the process of commissioning, selecting and developing new work for Knoll, pioneering manufacturers of modern furniture since 1938.

“We are very much looking forward to once again facilitating the invaluable exchange of ideas and creativity that happens at DesignPhiladelphia, which is part of the very fabric that makes Corian® solid surfaces a desired component in the design experience,” said Lawson.

DesignPhiladelphia represents one example of how DuPont seeks to inspire the architect and design community, spurring their creativity and pushing the limits of what’s possible.  DuPont engages with architects and designers through project partnerships and consultation, continuing education seminars and the innovative DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios in  New York PhiladelphiaMilan  and  Shanghai  to provide a workspace of inspiration, ideas and collaboration.  From interior and exterior wall cladding to worktops, office interior design and furniture in hospitals, schools, hotels and restaurants, the design possibilities with DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces are limitless.

In commercial environments, DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces can be used to create unique, beautiful design statements through numerous vertical applications, such as walls, wainscoting, backsplashes and elevator interiors, as well as through horizontal applications, such as workstations and countertops, retail counters, displays and fixtures, furniture, lighting and decorative pieces.  

DuPont Building Innovations, a strategic business unit of DuPont, brings dynamic science to the discovery and development of innovative products and services for residential and commercial construction. DuPont Building Innovations helps residential and commercial builders, architects, general contractors, engineers and their teams determine the best, highest-performing solutions that meet the unique needs of their projects. From Tyvek® Weatherization Systems to DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces, DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces and more, DuPont Building Innovations is committed to increasing the performance of building systems and creating more sustainable structures.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

Oct 13, 2011

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and Corian® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates. Only DuPont makes Corian®.

Copyright 2011 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. All Rights Reserved.