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Solid surface supplier CDUK and bespoke lighting manufacturer Applelec have partnered to create a line of multidimensional M|R Walls, designed by renowned Californian designer Mario Romano.
M|R Walls are textured, etched and multidimensional wall surfaces made from Corian® Solid Surface material. Panels are carved with intricate and endlessly variable gradient patterns, inspired by Mario Romano’s love of nature. The walls can be used to introduce texture and movement within a space, while the interplay of light animates the walls with moments of intensity as the patterning is highlighted.
Evolving from Mario’s desire to create decorative building surfaces outside of the usual repetitive and constrained three-dimensional tiles, M|R Walls offers architects and designers a surface with design potential that can be specified for an abundance of applications. From feature walls in reception areas, restaurants, bars, bathroom walls, to external and garden features – M|R Walls is a creative design solution for those wanting to enhance a space or building.
In contrast to standard square tiles, M|R Walls designs are created using interlocking puzzle pieces that form a single continuous assembly. This modular construction provides a simple and cost-effective installation process, whilst enabling seams to be integrated inconspicuously to produce walls that flow and are unlimited in scale.
Romano has revolutionised design technology with a patented manufacturing process, involving the latest in parametric computing and CNC machining technology, which expands the use of solid surfaces and its creative possibilities. The intricate designs are created digitally, before being embossed and engraved into Corian® Solid Surface to create the raised textures and patterns.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to team up with Applelec and CDUK to make this happen,” comments Romano. “This is hands-down the most exciting design market in the world right now. I can’t wait to see the fantastic and ground-breaking projects this alchemy will bring to life.”
The M|R Walls range consists of twelve patterns, designed by Romano to incorporate the captivating beauty of nature into architectural surfaces. CDUK has curated a range of five Corian® Solid Surface colours, including Designer White, Light Ash, and Pearl Grey, to complement Mario’s designs and guarantee the material’s suitability across a range of applications.
The properties of Corian® allow backlighting to be further incorporated into the walls, accentuating the abstract patterns and providing depth and warmth through the texture of the surface – also available in bespoke Corian® Solid Surface colours, with designs customised to suit client needs.
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