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Designing with brand identity in mind

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Materiality has increasingly become a major part of brand storytelling and identity positioning via storefronts through the use of color, finishes, and textures. Because curated facades provide a memorable first impression for customers and help define company culture for employees, custom design has long been...

Designing holistically with metal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Considerations with pairing materials with metal [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]One of the challenges of any project is creating an acute relationship between a variety of materials. With the increased mechanization in material creation, as well as a decrease in artisans and natural materials, design now faces a period of...

Winter 2021 News Update

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are excited to share two awards received in early 2021 from the Metal Construction Association for 108 Chambers and Chase Center arena. Chase Center (Manica Architecture, Gensler) was awarded the top prize of Best Overall Building of the Year. 108 Chambers, or Tribeca Rogue...

Considerations in Bespoke Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have always believed in the importance of creating project-specific, considered surfaces rather than working from predetermined finishes; even small details can offer context and meaning. When working on a project driven finish, understanding the following are essential in creating a relevant and site-specific material. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="12053"...

Site-Specific Material Design: Part 1 – Design Options

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We were founded on the belief that custom, site-specific design should be accessible to all projects. Unlike the traditional “system centric” model of manufacturers that focus on systems before surfaces, our design process allows for both small batch and large-scale bespoke production with ease. Our world is increasingly influenced...

December News Round Up

[vc_row][vc_column width="3/4"][vc_column_text]We are now on Source (virtually) and in the Source library (physically)! Check us out on Source, where you can meet your local rep, order samples, see all our performance and sustainability information, and more. You can also visit the Source library in Portland to...

Innovative and Sustainable Metals Recognized

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Two of our collections were recognized for their innovative and sustainable qualities, last month. Our 2018 collection, Super Metal Future features our Crystal Basecoat surfacing technology, while Specular, released in 2020, features new texture technology and diffusive surfaces. Mount Si High School is also now...

Flexible and contextual metal ceilings

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The design capabilities associated with metal ceilings have grown substantially over the past decade, largely due to the amazing versatility, sustainability, and performance of aluminum. However, little attention has been given to the element that can deliver the most significant contextual and visual impact - the metal surface...

Award Winning Metals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Just 2 months past its official release, Specular is already making headlines as a crowd favorite. The interior and exterior grade collection offers physical textures and beautiful diffusive surfaces not previously available in the market. Check out which A&D industry mags have dubbed Specular as...

October in the News

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Did you catch Pure + FreeForm in your favorite design mag? Check out some of our October press features![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Products [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Finishes are textured, reflective by MA and MCN [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]Specular is catching the metal pros attention in the October editions of Metal Architecture and Metal Construction News "Pure +...