Villa, N.M.

Project: Vila, N.M.
Location: New York
Architect: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio
Description: Kitchen Island.
Material: DuPont Corian, Peach
Fabricated by: Sterling Miller Designs
Web: www.sterlingmillerdesigns.com

As you might have guessed, Sterling-Miller Designs tends to specialize in the type of 3D projects that require an intricate fit combined with elements of structural engineering. “I could count on one hand the number of kitchens we have done in the past year,” Miller said. “But, we don’t turn anything away, because you never know what it could turn into.”

Like the thermoformed kitchen island made of Peach Corian, designed by Amsterdam architect, Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. Designed to mimic the shape of the house, the 12 ft long island features dual Mixa sinks with custom-made Corian covers. The countertop deck is 1 1/4 in thick, which required some engineering to fabricate since Peach Corian is available in 1/2 in thickness. The lower section of the island was constructed as a weight-bearing piece with no deflection whatsoever. Tight fitting doors in the base of the island create an effect that is almost invisible to the casual observer.

Contact the Fabricator who built this project:
Sterling Miller Designs, Inc