Decorative Metal

Specular

Next Gen Metal Archetypes

The Specular collection from Pure + FreeForm is ideal for exterior metal cladding, acoustical ceilings, interior wall paneling, millwork, soffits, column covers, canopies and more. From classical forms to more complex hybrid finishes, it offers 12 unique surfaces to choose from that define the next generation of metal archetypes. With a focus on pearlescence, texture, fragmentation, and light spread, the collection’s finishes include Emblem, Perlage, Brunello, Relic, Enox, Piombo, Harlem, Molten, Serra, Caxia, Akoya and Hollywood.Judge’s Comment: “A successful pairing of form and function.”

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Metal Fabrics Secondary Color Capabilities

Metal Mesh

An extremely versatile material, metal mesh is growing in popularity for use in a number of applications and GKD Metal Fabrics now offers designers and specifiers an unlimited array of color coating options. Powder coating, specialty painting and also screen printing are used for adding color to stainless steel wire mesh, resulting in colorful fabric options that are also resistant to extreme heat, cold, bending and flexing.Judge’s Comment: “This has many applications in many typologies. Adaptive reuse projects and retrofit can integrate this product very well.”

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Pure + FreeForm The Chameleon Collection

A Transformation

The legendary Marcel Wanders Studio partnered with Pure + FreeForm to design the Chameleon Collection, a series of eight new metal interior and exterior finishes that represent a new vision for the future of architecturally expressive surfacing. The collection explores how building façades can transform through changes in light, reflection, vantage point and movement. The collection is ideal for exterior metal cladding, acoustical ceilings, interior wall paneling, millwork, soffits, column covers, canopies and other cladding applications.Judge’s Comment: “These finishes can energize any space.”

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Móz Designs Blendz Patina Collection

Design Forward

Móz Designs introduces 11 new earth-toned Blendz Patina colorways that bring the look of naturally timeworn textures to commercial spaces using sleek, lightweight metal materials. Available in rusted copper hues, deep forest greens and moody grays, the colors appear antique while maintaining a smooth, easy-to-clean finish. Crafted with solid core aluminum, the new colorways are made to withstand disinfectants and high-traffic areas. Following the industry’s movement toward holistic design, Blendz Patina’s 100% recyclable panels pair beautifully with natural materials like wood, steel and concrete.Judge’s Comment: “Some great decorative finishes.”

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ASI | Architectural Systems, Inc's Iconic Metals - Bamboo

Can’t Believe It’s Not Bamboo

Combining the benefits of metal with the look of decorative bamboo, Iconic Metals - Bamboo easily adhere to the wall in a thick and thin 60-in. × 24-in. profile. Available in copper, silver and brass tones, the product is Class A fire-rated with a clear polyurethane coating. In addition to bamboo, Iconic Metals offers hexagon, panel and tile motifs.Judge’s Comment: “This is the best new product I have seen here.”

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Lorin’s new anodized aluminum finish wall sheets

In Rust We Trust

Lorin’s new anodized aluminum finish features the aesthetic appeal of a weathered rust look while still providing strength and durability. The finish resembles a real-world look without the negative effects of natural oxidation which breaks down the surface of the raw material. Available in 48.5-in. × 96-in. sheets with no minimal order quantity, the anodized aluminum is lightweight and long lasting and will not chip, flake or peel.

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Moz Designs' Blendz Patina Collection

Mosey on Over

Oakland-based metal experts' Moz Designs has introduced new earth-toned colorways as an extension of the Blendz Patina Collection. The new colors bring the look of naturally timeworn textures to commercial spaces using lightweight metal materials. Available in rusted copper hues, deep forest greens, and moody grays, the colors appear antique while maintaining a smooth, easy-to-clean finish. Crafted with 100% recyclable aluminum.

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4747 Bethesda, Bethesda, Md.

The Grand Staircase

Enhancing the lobby experience at 4747 Bethesda in Bethesda, Md., Banker Wire SZ-4 mesh flanks the ceremonial three-story staircase, lending transparency behind multiple glass panes. Stainless steel melded with bronze-aged copper wire mesh creates a unique weave that changes with the viewer’s angle. “Contrasting the bronze-embossed glass that clads the building, the lobby is articulated as a jewel box,” says Ruben Quesada, designer, ZGF Architects, the architect on the project. “The combination of the copper and stainless steel pairs well with the other timeless materials in the space—bronze, Italian marble and walnut wood—creating a cohesive design messag

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The design concept included multiple free-standing columns of LED screens displaying changing visual patterns set in front of a dynamic curtain of flapper-panel walls.

Wind-driven Wall Panels Create Welcoming Casino Entrance

At California’s Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, wind-driven, flapper-panel walls line the drive to the main entrance and greet guests with movement and illumination. Owned by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the AAA Four Diamond resort and casino’s grand entry was envisioned by Lifescapes International. A landscape architectural firm specializing in destination resorts, Lifescapes’ concept included multiple freestanding columns of LED screens displaying changing visual patterns set in front of a dynamic curtain of flapper-panel walls.

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Flyte offices in El Segundo, Calif. uses Móz to cover a walkway

Lively Light Source

Móz Designs teamed up with Flyte to create  a welcoming exterior environment for their offices in El Segundo, Calif., using laser cut and perforated metal. Designed by Ware Malcomb and spanning a total of 5,000 sq. ft., the Móz Bubbles pattern—used to cover a walkway—creates a distinct dappled light effect on the tile below. It was installed in custom 5-ft. × 10-ft. sheets, laser-cut and perforated to the Bubbles pattern, and finished with a white powder coating.

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