More Than Materials with Dallas Gabriel, President at Willis, and John Topic, the Director of Marketing, is a podcast for design junkies that explores exciting design ideas, inspirational concepts, technical aspects and so much more with our guests each episode. At Willis, we describe ourselves as curators of premium design materials and aim to inspire, educate, and solve even the most complex surfacing design challenges.
More Than Materials hosts Dallas and John chat with Corian® Design Color Expert and passionate interior designer Mark Woodman about the journey of a material color launch. They take a deep dive into the inspirations and trends that brought the 7 new Corian® Solid Surface and 10 new Corian® Quartz aesthetics to fruition.
Mike Castro, Lapitec
In this episode, hosts Dallas and John are joined by Mike Castro, National Sales Manager at Lapitec®. They take a deep dive into Lapitec sintered stone and discuss its benefits for interior and exterior applications, and its silica-free, environmentally friendly properties. They also touch on the certification process for fabricators – how fabricators are excited when they learn about the product and see the potential in the market, as well as so much more!
This episode features Robert Petty, Associate Principal at ZGF Architects in Portland, Oregon, and Robin Oglesbee-Venghaus, Associate Industrial Designer at the firm.
Our guests touch on their unique “maker-focused” in-house fabrication service. They also share their innovative and creative approach to the creation of a display at the Portland Winter Lights Festival, where they used toaster ovens to heat and form Corian Solid Surface into an awe-inspiring backlit installation.
This episode features Mark Allen & James Lee, Co-Founders of Futrus – America’s leading innovator, manufacturer and retailer of hygienic furniture, casework and headwalls.
We chat about solving design challenges, their focus on hygienic surfaces, their speedy quoting process, and the impacts of COVID-19 on their business.
Full transcript: 4willis.com/podcast
Our guest Mario Romano, Founder & CEO of MR Walls is a designer specializing in digital fabrication, architecture & construction. He is a material application visionary whose team brings unique wall cladding solutions combining Corian® Solid Surface, technology & fabrication techniques, to life.
Podcast transcript: 4willis.com/podcast