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Corian® Celebrates Fifty Years With Concrete, Onyx and Prima

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Corian®, the solid and non-porous high-tech surface material from science and engineering company DuPont™. A versatile, synthetic material, Corian® has gained international recognition and acclaim. Its application is found in numerous residential, public and commercial contexts and environments, including: kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, building facades, lighting, technology and healthcare.

A truly innovative material, Corian® has many notable qualities: it is hygienic and non-toxic, repairable and environmentally-friendly. From a design perspective, Corian® excels with its varied colours and textures, inconspicuous joints, translucency and pliability.

Concrete by Corian®. Photo via Archiproducts.
Onyx by Corian®. Photo via Archiproducts.
Prima by Corian®. Photo via Archiproducts.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in the world of architecture and design, Corian® has introduced three smart and distinctive surfaces: Concrete, Onyx and Prima. While they each have their own personality, the collective, aesthetic qualities of Concrete, Onyx and Prima embrace a number of characteristics, such as strength, warmth and texture. Developed to bring about a fresh dynamic, one that is modern and imbued with emotion, Concrete, Onyx and Prima offer a novel perspective on Corian®.


Available in four colours—Carbon, Ash, Weathered and Neutral—Corian® Concrete is inspired by the modern, urban landscape. With its understated pattern of fine particles, Concrete is both strong and noble in its appearance.

Desk in Weathered Concrete and wall cladding in Neutral Concrete.
Ash Concrete
Bath, wall cladding and chaise lounge in Ash Concrete.
Desktop in Carbon Concrete.


Available in two colours—Gray and White—Corian® Onyx is inspired by the classic, semi-precious variety of ornamental stone. With its rich, veiny texture, Onyx has a certain visual modernity and fluid aspect.

Wall cladding in backlit Gray Onyx.
White Onyx. Photo via Archiproducts.


Available in eight colours—Limestone, Dune, Smoke Drift, Cosmos, Evening, Cocoa, Nimbus and Windswept—Corian® Prima was created to celebrate ‘on-trend’ design. With hues inspired by nature, Prima embodies and captures a range of poetic moods.

Table tops in Limestone Prima.
Kitchen work surface, backsplash and shelf in Dune Prima.
Wall cladding and shower basin in Cosmos Prima.

All photos © DuPont (except where otherwise stated).


Gerard McGuickin
Gerard is a writer, a thinker and a modern-day gentleman living in a modish neighbourhood in south Belfast. Walnut Grey Design is his popular manifesto of good design. From Gerard’s discerning perspective, design should be aesthetic, smart, honest and gratifying. Moreover, it must be for keeps. A self-confessed urbanite, Gerard is enthralled b[...]

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