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Designing with brand identity in mind

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

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 one-size-fits-all surfaces and contextuality has...

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

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....

Site-Specific Material Design: Part 1 – Design Options

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...

December News Round Up

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

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...

Award Winning Metals

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...