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Design essentials: A great blackened steel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Industrial yet refined, versatile yet significant, it's easy to understand why blackened steel is currently in high demand for commercial and residential applications. Natural blackened steel carries a multitude of shades, textures, and patinas that allow the material to be site-specific and interesting. However, the process to create true...

August Press Features

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Specular has hit the news! Check out our press features from August on our new collection.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Products We Love by Source Specular was featured on the Products We Love blog by Source.com because the collection has big design with minimal product impact - Declare, Red List...

August Awards & Honors

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August was a great month for recognition of our projects and products! We wanted to take a second to extend our thanks to those who voted for us in the popular choice categories and the judges who selected us as finalists and winners. Additional thanks...

LEED Certified Projects | August 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aluminum is a sustainable solution for cladding that has a minimal environmental impact. Our decorative printed metal is an eco-friendly product for its minimalist manufacturing process. With a variety of LEED credits available, listed below, Pure + FreeForm materials offer the ability to create bespoke...

Meet, Specular.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pure + FreeForm harnesses the transformative power of light with new collection of metal skins [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]St. Paul, Minnesota, 9/1/2020 - Pure + FreeForm, an award-winning metal design studio, is proud to unveil Specular, its newest and most innovative collection of metal finishes to date. The textured,...

July Press & Recognition

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] In the News [/vc_column_text][edgtf_separator position="left" color="#faa21a" width="100px" thickness="1"][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]The Hilton hotel in Rochester, MN was recently covered by Metal Architecture discussing the custom finish that was used on the building facade, installed and fabricated by M.G. McGrath.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="9167" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Recognition [/vc_column_text][edgtf_separator position="left" color="#faa21a" width="100px" thickness="1"][vc_empty_space...

ASTM Coating Strength

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]While most of our daily lives has felt like it has slowed down over the past few months, things have been ramping up at Pure + FreeForm! Over the past few months, we were able to have 3 additional ASTM certified tests completed on...

Texture you can see and feel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Light plays a vital role in the way we experience architecture, bridging the gap between perception and the spaces we inhabit. Illumination defines color, texture, and depth, enhancing our comprehension of context, place, and space. Consequently, the manipulation of texture, luminosity, and surface characteristics of metal provides designers with...

June News Roundup

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]June was a big month for Pure + FreeForm with the launch of our technical documents on our ceiling systems and wall systems pages as well as our first virtually hosted open lunch & learn! If you missed our first one, you can learn about...

What is AAMA 2605?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Metal panels include 2 major parts, the substrate and the finish. While the finish color itself might be the seemingly most important feature of the panel, it actually is not. Nearly any hue, pattern, gloss, or texture can be achieved with certain metals and specific...