V&A Programme

A Gust of Wind

Paul Cocksedge

From 08/09/2010 to 08/09/2010

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge


Corian is a brand of solid surface material created by DuPont. Its primary use is as a countertop/benchtop surface, though it has many other applications. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate(ATH), a material derived from bauxite ore. Corian is the original material of this type, created by DuPont scientists in 1967. A number of direct solid surface competitors to Corian have emerged since the expiration of DuPont’s patent on solid surfaces.