Sterling Surfaces | Solid Surface thermoforming and fabrication

Master Solid Surface Fabricators

Sterling Surfaces is a group of Solid Surface fabricators, designers, and engineers. Using advanced thermoforming techniques and CNC and digital based fabrication, we help you realize your designs, taking them from conception to completion. We have worked with architects, designers, and homeowners for 30 years using materials such as Dupont CORIAN®, Porcelanosa KRION®, LG Hi-Macs®, Avonite Surfaces, Formica Solid Surface, Wilsonart Solid Surface and the like.

Grand Central Terminal Chairs

Architect: David Rockwell/ The Rockwell Group

Location: New York City’s Grand Central Terminal

Project Date: October 1999

Challenge: Dupont Corian was approached by the Rockwell Group, with a conceptual sketch. Rockwell needed furniture made of a durable material such as Corian, but with the capacity of design flexibility to meet a traditional look-in this case a match to the Pullman–era style of rail travel.

Solution: Dupont Corian and Rockwell turned to Sterling Surfaces. Dupont Corian provided two custom colors of material- with the look of a mohair texture. Sterling Surfaces engineered the design. 38 seams and 10 multi directional-forming steps later a chair is born! 400 lbs.

Technologies Used: CAD, CAM, thermoforming, vacuum and pressure forming molds.

Interesting Facts: This chair collection includes 20 Chairs and 4 Love-seats. Accomplished before the use of 3D programming and machining.

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