Du Pont Corian has been used to clad the horizontal and vertical surfaces of the Holiday Inn Vilnius, Lithuania as part of the hotel’s renovations. A solid surface made from an advanced composite, Corian is used as an architectural and design material for its versatility, functionality and durability. The project’s central focus was the creative use of light combined with the translucency of the Corian surface.
Project management for the renovation of the 134 guestrooms was entrusted to Spekas Ir Ko, whilst the interior design concept was conceived by Arches architectural studio and the fabrication of Corian material carried out by Gforma. Corian is used throughout the bedroom, bathroom and living room furniture.
Geert Snaet, The hotel’s General Manager, comments: “Our idea was to create a room that stands out and we knew we had to take some risks. Most Holiday Inn clients do not remember their room, but the renovated rooms are daring and our clients are giving us an overwhelming positive response. The use of DuPont Corian has helped us to create an elegant business executive room that plays with light.”
The new guestrooms are equipped with Corian bed backboards, snack tables, fridges, shelves and television cases, whilst the bathrooms are characterised by Corian shower cladding in a translucent ice colour. Based on a connected floating furniture system, Corian is used for most of the interior design guestroom finishing solutions, resulting in a harmonic aesthetic throughout.
Edgaras Neniskis, a partner at Arches Architectural studio, explains: “When we were commissioned to carry out the refurbishment of the Holiday Inn hotel in Vilnius, we aimed to create interiors that should be comfortable but rational because it is particularly a business hotel. Each room is organised as a single space in which the private environment for the bathroom is set by translucent partitions. The design is based on a contemporary, modern look and a connected floating furniture system made from an apparently single piece of DuPont Corian. Thanks to the extreme versatility of this material, we could use it to create the bathroom furnishings, unifying them to the table in the room and the bed.”