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Colorful Metals in Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Color is a universal, visual language. Studies have shown people across the world, in varied cultures, genders, and ages, have shared ideas about color connotations and the moods associated with different colors. Red can be perceived as fiery and passionate, while green is often considered...

An Apology to Silver Metals

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Grey paint can never replace you. We're bringing silver back. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Silver metals typically signify natural materials and alloys such as stainless, zinc, and nickel, whose usage in design dates back to 18th century Europe. In the United States, Zinc was first used in the 1820's for roofing...

Bringing Design to Life: From Finishes to Panels

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Visual interest in design often extends past the colors and patterns of the materials into their applications. Whether interior or exterior, designers know walls are not meant to simply enclose a space, but should add ambiance, elegance, and meaning  with colors and textures. While our finishes...

The Future of Bronze in Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Bronze is often architecturally misrepresented as generic term for a dark, brown metals. True bronze is an alloy of copper and tin, whereas most “bronze” seen in commercial usage is an alloy of copper and zinc, making it brass and not actually bronze at all! Like...

Our Year in Summary: The Best of 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2019 was a profound year for Pure + FreeForm. Landmark projects such as Chase Center, Moxy Chelsea, REI Spring District, 108 Chambers, and multiple scopes at Hudson Yards in NYC, prove both the power and beauty of purposeful design. Architecture is often defined by the manifestation...

The same material you love on facades, now for interiors.

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Traditional interior metals have been defined by either natural surfaces and materials or paint, neither of which are truly relevant to most projects and offer little variety in appearance from one project to the next. Designers today need the ability to create site-specific and contextual...

Mother Nature Re-Engineered: Using Wood in Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts.”- Andy Warhol Design is often defined as the substitution of the natural with the artificial with the assistance of technology. Understandably, the digital is not always preferable to the analog, but there are many design situations...

Rust you can trust.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Weathering steel, corten, and rusted steel are all generalized names attributed to an alloy frequently seen in sculptural art, such as the works of Richard Serra or Beverly Pepper. Its usage in premium design is due to its warm, rich textural surface and tones. The challenge...