Nestlé welcomes V-korr in its nest
The Swiss giant Nestlé, one of the world's leading agri-food companies (the world's leading company in this sector in 2013), markets a wide range of food and beverage products and beverages.
Nestlé wanted to renovate the premises of its "Digital Acceleration Team". This control center aims to monitor its online reputation in the world, in real time.
V-korr Solid Surface is ideal in offices: hygienic because non-porous, easily cleanable, resistant to shocks and soft to the touch, it allows the realization of any type of furniture (Tables, benches, reception desks ... ).
It was therefore asked for the realization of furniture, including screen dressings, tables of different sizes, benches and armchairs ... The subtlety of this project being that all these elements are juxtaposed, and that they constitute two large continuous assemblies.
The end of the cabinet consists of a cladding of touch screens, ensuring their protection, without hindering their freedom of movement, since they remain revolving. On this project, the choice went to V-korr 3mm, glued on curved plywood. (See Realization section Réalisation
for more details)
The cladding is then transformed into a table, without discontinuity.
These curves are obtained through the thermoforming process, which allows, once the material is heated, to give it the desired shape when cooled..
We then find the V-korr in the form of a huge bench, embellished with cushions. Composed of 70% of minerals, the Solid Surface V-korr is very resistant to the shocks of everyday life, and is easily repaired, assuring it an unparalleled longevity.
The furniture ends in the relaxation area, in the form of two armchairs and their matching dressing.
The proportion of acrylic resin used in the composition of the synthetic resin V-korr allows the material to be soft and pleasant to the touch, and therefore ideally suited to the production of tables or chairs.
The "Digital Acceleration Team" also has its own reception area, now equipped with a reception desk, also thermoformed, in V-korr Solid Surface.
V-korr is non-porous, which prevents dirt and bacteria from sticking to it. This material is, in one hand, perfectly hygienic, and on the other hand, very easy to clean, making it an ideal choice for furniture (counters, reception desks ...) subjected to strong attendance.
Design and realization of elements
Here is an overview of the 3D plans of the furniture, representing a draft of the final project, from different angles.
The V-korr is available in 3 thicknesses: 12.3mm, 6mm, and 3mm. The 3mm was selected for this project. This thickness is an alternative to laminate, while retaining the advantages of V-korr (no seal, 100% waterproof, resistant, hygienic ...).
V-korr is applied through a plating process on a bent plywood backing..
This method has several advantages: the thermoforming capabilities are greater than with other thicknesses, the cost of the material is reduced, and the achievements are lighter.
Once the design stage is complete, the wooden supports are made. They will serve as both structure and mold to the material..
Then the 3mm V-korr , previously heated, is applied. The different parts are held in place thanks to pliers and clamps, and flat collages are facilitated thanks to the V-lign. The color-matching glue and the sanding step help to make the joints imperceptible.
More Informations :
- Project : Nestlé - Locaux de la "Digital Acceleration Team"
- V-korr Réalizations : Meuble en une pièce, comprenant des habillages, des banquettes, et des tables.
- Conception / transformation : Arch'Office
- Location : Paris
- Date : Mai 2015
- V-korr colors : 001 Bright White
- Technical specifications : Thermoformage + 3mm
- Credit : Alain Bouhanna