Shape The Future Of Black Design Award, DuPont Corian Contest Prize

Shape The Future Of Black

International Design Award: Contest – DeepColour™ Technology*

29 Sep 2014

DuPont™ Corian® announces the winners of “Shape The Future Of Black”

An international award for design creativity with dark colours

Shape The Future Of Black Design Award 2014

September 2014 – The DuPont™ Corian® business announces the winners of “Shape The Future Of Black” international design award, launched across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The award was open to professionals and students (as two separate categories) in the fields of architecture, furnishing, interior design, industrial design, general design, decorative arts, engineering and similar areas.

London, Sept. 18, 2014: the award ceremony for the winners of the
“Shape The Future of Black” international design contest; left to right: Anna Strupinskaya,
Jean-Yves Bach and Natalia Strekalovskaya:
Shape The Future Of Black Design Award
photo DuPont™ Corian®, all rights reserved

Participants were invited to conceive of an interior design solution for the home environment or for public/commercial spaces. Professionals and Students were asked to apply one or more colours from the new black tones of DuPont™ Corian® made with the new DeepColour™ Technology* (Deep Nocturne, Deep Night Sky, Deep Black Quartz, Deep Anthracite).

The projects were judged on the following criteria:
– expression of the fascinating qualities and beauty of the new black colours of Corian®
– creativity and innovation
– functionality
– aesthetic value
– environmental sustainability
– potential as a commercially available product
– correct use/optimisation of the properties and performance of DuPont™ Corian®
– appropriate application of decoration and surface modification techniques
– marketing/sales potential

“The standard and the variety of entries from countries across the entire Europe Middle East and Africa region for this competition has been very encouraging. The broad scope of the judging process, from the input of international experts and professionals to the ‘fan’ vote on Facebook, has resulted in in two worthy Winners and in a fascinating spectrum of Honourable Mentions, all proposing concepts that have beautifully and ingeniously interpreted our specific aesthetic and functional criteria,” Jean-Yves Bach, Business Director of DuPont Building Innovations, Europe Middle-East and Africa.

The jury included representatives from the architecture and design community, industry and media from various EMEA countries, as well as specialists from DuPont™ Corian®. A “popular jury” made up of Facebook fans also contributed to the voting process.

Name of the Jury member Company, organization, etc Country
Eva Eisler Umprum Czech republic
Meike Weber Institut für internationale Architektur Germany
József Schön KS Studio Hungary
Benedetto Marzullo Living magazine Italy
Lars Ernst Hole Hole Design Norway
Sergey Shashmurin Shvabe-Design Russia
Yaroslav Galant Galant Studio Ukraine
Lena Koskosidou ILI & Ktirio magazine Greece
Roman Delugan Delugan Meissl Architects Austria
Zoran Zidarić and Tomislav Ćurković DVA ARHITEKTA d.o.o. Croatia
John Sebastian John Sebastian Studio Denmark
Arni Aromaa Pentagon Design Finland
Dana Ben Baruch Trend Design Magazine Israel
Juozas Brundza Vilniaus Art Academy Lithuania
Gabriel Martel ID Prestige magazine Morocco
Michiel Hofman Hofman Dujardin Architects Netherlands
Michał Piernikowski ŁódĽ Design Festival Poland
Thiago Krusse Design Magazine Portugal
Anca Fetcu Bucharest Design Center Romania
Andrea Ockova Andrea Ockova Studio Slovakia
Kurt Stapelfeldt Kurt Stapelfeldt Design South Africa
Ximo Roca Ximo Roca Diseno Spain
Martina Wahlgren Wingardhs Studio Sweden
Meltem Eti Proto University of Marmara Turkey
Max Fraser London Design Festival UK
Giovanna Massoni Designsteams Belgium

Entry was open to:
– professionals, meaning individuals from any country in the world, working as independent professionals, members or employees of studios or industrial or commercial companies, based in any country in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
– students (18 years old or over) from any country in the world, studying architecture, design, engineering, decorative arts or similar subjects at any university or school located within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

“Shape The Future Of Black” international design award

The winning project – Professionals category

design by Anna Strupinskaya,
Mitischi, Moscow region, Russia,

Anna Strupinskaya:
Shape The Future Of Black
image courtesy of Anna Strupinskaya, all rights reserved

“Shape The Future Of Black” international design award: the “Coco_Tub”,
design by Anna Strupinskaya (Russia) is the winner in the Professionals category:
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images courtesy of Anna Strupinskaya, all rights reserved on design and photo

A slightly inclined shape facilitates access to the bath for an excellent combination of comfort and elegance. The matt outer surface executed in the Deep Nocturne colour of DuPont™ Corian® together with the sleek white inner part, also made with DuPont™ Corian®, creates a resemblance to the natural shape of a coconut.

Honorable Mentions – Professionals category

“Low, Blew, Blown” design by Raphael Crespin, France;

“Black Ice Tables” design by Timothy Schreiber, UK

“Powder Room Stories” design by Carmen Baselga, Spain

“RVDM table” design by Ralph van der Made, StudioRalphvanderMade, Denmark;

“Loopy” design by Anna Kharchenko, Russia

“Bi-Plane” design by Nikita Vlasov, Ukraine;

“Lift off” design by Uffe Toft, Denmark

“Blade Table” design by Lionel Doyen, France;

“Dali Desk” design by Elina Shindler, Belarus;

“Bathtub Shower” design by Rexa Design, Italy;

“Clip Bench” design by Yaroslav Rassadin, Russia;

“Butterfly” design by Mr. Jon Sealey and Ms. Yu Jordy Fu / Marques and Jordy, UK;

“Dressage” design by Alberto Novara and Ambrogio Matteo Nespoli, Italy, for Graff Europe, Italy;

“Shape The Future Of Black” international design award

The winning project – Students category

The “Universal Wall Panel”,
design by Natalia Strekalovskaya,
Minsk, Belarus.

Natalia Strekalovskaya:
Shape The Future Of Black
image courtesy of Natalia Strekalovskaya, all rights reserved

“Shape The Future Of Black” international design award: “Universal Wall Panel”,
design by Natalia Strekalovskaya (Belarus) was awarded with the first prize in the Students category:
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images courtesy of Natalia Strekalovskaya, all rights reserved on design and photo

The Universal Wall Panel can be used in residential and public buildings. These panels can be an active part of the decor of any interior, and the relief recalls the symmetrical pattern of a braid. The design vividly reveals the depth and beauty of the black colour of DuPont™ Corian® produced with the innovative DeepColour™ Technology*.

Honorable Mentions – Students category

“Sitting on a public space”, design by Daniela Cruz, Portugal;
Lusiada Oporto University

“Black Holes”, design by Pau Homs, Spain;
Elisava Barcelona School

“Frog Table”, design by Asuman Şahin, Turkey;
Marmara University, The Faculty of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture Department

“Flow”, design by Saulo Armas Falcón, Jose Gutierrez, Patricia Riveros and Bob De Wilde, Spain;
Elisava Barcelona School

“WC”, design by Paul Soucy, Spain;
Elisava Barcelona School

“Deep Anthracite Table”, design by Maxim Belousov, Russia;
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts

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About DeepColour™ Technology* ( – DeepColour™ Technology* (a patent pending invention) is an exciting new option created by DuPont to meet the needs of industrial companies, architects, designers and consumers looking for advanced materials in dark colours offering high performance, elegance, reliability and hygiene. DeepColour™ Technogy* is an innovative manufacturing solution developed by the research and development laboratories of DuPont. It enables the production of DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces in dark colours which offer deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier thermoforming, seaming and finishing.

About DuPont™ Corian® ( – First created as a high performance material for kitchen and bathroom worktops, DuPont™ Corian® is now – thanks to its unique combination of functionality, versatility and beauty – a leading global brand among surfacing materials for interior design and architecture. Over the years, DuPont has transformed DuPont™ Corian® solid surface into an exceptional design tool for every application you can imagine. Kitchens, bathrooms, lighting, furnishing, facades, seating, radiators, home automation, touch control surfaces: today, DuPont™ Corian® can be found almost everywhere in commercial, residential and public space environments.

DuPont™ Corian® has received important certifications for its environmental performance (such as GreenGuard®, NAHB North American Builders Association, US Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System and Scientific Certification Systems) and its superior hygienic performance has been certified by independent institutions (such as NSF International, Royal Institute of Public Health and LGA QualiTest). Furthermore, all DuPont plants manufacturing DuPont™ Corian® have reduced landfill impact to zero by reducing, reusing and recycling, and environmental management systems have been certified according to ISO 14001.

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