Corian congratulate Thomas Jacobsen on being announced as the winner for Edition 4 of the Corian Design Awards 2008.
Thomas has recently completed the refurbishment of the Beresford Hotel in Darlinghurst. Thomas has had a hand in crafting every aspect of the heritage hotel’s transformation: from the new architecture’s sweeping curves finished in bespoke green Spanish tiles, to the sculpted olive oil containers in the 130-seat bistro that have been crafted entirely from Corian.
Long Corian tables were created with carved circles in the tabletops used for dramatic effect and to transmit vertical lighting from the base. Corian was also used for the unique custom made round 'reserved' signs to be placed on tables.
Thomas’s vision also continued in the hotel’s bathrooms. The materials used had to represent the same quality, style and finish as all the other interiors.
Thomas used thermoformed Corian in Glacier White to create urinals that made a design statement. The material continues high onto the wall and curves slightly on each end.
The front bar counter is finished in natural oils and dovetail jointed along its curves. According to Thomas Jacobsen it is a space that has been fashioned to the standards of a public building like an art gallery.
Corian was used due to the hygienic properties and durability of the product. The design is a modern take on traditional porcelain urinals in art deco hotels in France.
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