Dupont™ Corian® Solutions for Innovative Food Service Counter


Big Cinemas’ plan to launch a premium movie theatre in R-City Mall in Mumbai required an innovative food service counter that would act as the visual center of its waiting lounge cafeteria.


Architects were faced with a challenge to come up with a unique solution that not only gave the public space a creative aesthetic but also made the space truly functional. The innovative food service counter needed to be durable and good-looking. The tables and seats needed to be stain resistant.  And the counter needed to be large enough to accommodate the heavy traffic of the multiplex’ audience, while maintaining a contemporary, seamless look.


Dupont™ Corian® was the architects’ material of choice when the time came to create this innovative food service counter for Big Cinemas. The employed it to create a stunning 100 meter long continuous food service counter. Further amplifying the aesthetic, Corian® side tables were integrated into sofas. Architectural details like ticketing windows and washroom niches were created from Corian® to complete the sleek, contemporary aesthetic of this public space. “We chose Dupont™ Corian® over several other commercial surfacing alternatives, as it is the only material which resists stains from soft drinks and food items,” recollects Archana Tiwari, Chief Architect, BIG Entertainment-Reliance Group.


Architects and designers trusted DuPont™ Corian® solid surface for their technologically impressive and innovative food service counter at Big Cinemas. Corian® provided a highly functional and creatively flexible solid surface that could also withstand the wear and tear caused by the heavy traffic of a public space. The stain- and heat-resistant solid surface was perfect for a food service counter, as Corian® is easy to clean and requires minimal maintenance. And, in keeping with Corian®’s commitment to aesthetic quality, architects and designers had the freedom to choose from over 140 colours for their large-scale design. 

The result was a contemporary multiplex design that could withstand the rigors of a heavily trafficked public space, while maintaining the aesthetic promise of the architects’ vision.