Welcome with illuminations
Dr Wyrsch’s practice is all about visuals. Each day, the ophthalmologist helps his patients to see better. Following a refurbishment, the practice’s treatment rooms and reception area were given a new, fresh and welcoming appearance.
With its bright white reception counter, designed by Meier-Zosso Planungs AG, the Wyrsch ophthalmologist practice has a bright new look. The surface of the solid surface Corian material features delicate boughs shapes whose effect is further enhanced by the lighting. »The challenge was definitely in backlighting the Corian, or rather in creating the correct distance between the lighting and the Corian front«, explains Urs Gisler, managing director of the implementing company, Mengelt & Gisler. »The ornamental floral milling represented a further difficulty«. Hasenkopf Industrie Manufaktur was sub-contracted to produce the Corian elements. The solid surface material manufacturer has a modern machine park with 3- and 5-axis CNC processing centres. With the milling technique known as Frescata, Hasenkopf provides a collection of 30 different surface structures, and also creates custom designs drawn up by creative clients. The milled bough shapes are in part just 1.5 mm wide and required multiple mills to achieve the desired 3 mm depth.
The floral ornaments on the front of the counter were produced by Hasenkopf using 5-axis CNC machines.
Exact interplay between corian front and substructure
The bright Corian element stands in contrast to the timber base. Thanks to the close co-operation between the project partners in the planning stage, it was possible to achieve the perfect interplay between the Corian front, the wooden base and the sub-structure. »When you consider the complexity of the job, we are pleased that we put our faith in Hasenkopf. Our client is thrilled with the end result«, confirms Urs Gisler.
Aesthetic & functional: The reception furniture meets all the criteria for a doctor's surgery.
Photos: © Sandro Tresch Photography / © Mengelt & Gisler