Texture you can see and feel
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 a powerful tool to transcend the vapid, allowing light to respond to architecture in unprecedented ways.
Beyond physical properties of the finish itself, panel profiles and fabrication methods also play important roles in creating dynamic visual interest. Breaking, bending, rolling and embossing all allow for interaction with light in more pronounced ways. Shadow lines obscure the materials sheen while break shapes reflect it, allowing the material to become sculptural. Below are 4 examples of surface manipulation to create texture.
Texture & Surface
Molten, from our upcoming release, is deeply textured with both gloss and matte qualities.
The blackened steel ceiling uses a highly textured surface, helping to blur the panel seams and create a more monolithic appearance.
Panels & Fabrication
Combining perforations with corrugated panels provides deeper texture but keeps the design simple.
Corrugated ceiling panels can offer visual interest beyond a typical suspended ceiling design and can be extremely cost effective.