Bonded Metal

ImageBonded Metal is a high-performance surfacing material that offers a wealth of design possibilities.

  • Bonded Metal incorporates metal granules in a tough, FRP matrix
  • Lightweight, extremely durable castings have the character and appearance of solid metal
  • Selections are defined by three basic parameters: color + patina + pattern
  • Colors are established by the metal incorporated into the matrix
  • Natural and Dark Patinas provide rich surface contrast
  • Patterns range from subtle textures to bold designs
  • May be specified as sheet goods or in many F+S products

Field-proven for more than 40 years; exclusive to Forms+Surfaces

CabForms 2000-N Elevator Interior with upper inset panels in Bonded Aluminum with Natural Patina and Chardonnay pattern; lower inset panels in Bonded Aluminum with Dark Patina and Charleston pattern; stiles and rails in Stainless Steel, Sandstone finish

Solid Wood Tiles by Mosaico+

Designed by Francesco Lucchese & inspired by the interaction of materials, these unique tiles are made of solid wood & inlaid with stone, metal or glass. The collection is named Dialoghi & refers to the ‘dialogue’ between the different materials. The solid wood is dried, stabilised and treated so that it becomes resistant to chemicals & abrasion. It is suitable for bathroom use on water run-off walls.

Mosaico+

via Solid Wood Tiles by Mosaico+ | Trendir.

Richlite – Paper Composite Panels & Surfaces

Alterna Corp. – Green Building Products + Conservation Solutions.

Richlite is an environmentally sustainable material that is made from 50% & 100% post-consumer recycled corrugated cardboard & paper respectively.  The paper is treated with a safe resin & then pressed & baked to create solid panels & slabs. Richlite is extremely durable, stable & impervious to water. It has been used in the aerospace & marine industry for over 40 years. It is heat resistance, scratch resistance because it is more dense & durable than wood & is highly resistance to stains.

Richlite emits no harmful indoor air pollutants like formaldehyde & does not support the colonisation of bacteria, thereby making it an ideal surface for the kitchen.

Corian Super-Surfaces

Corian® is a solid surface material with excellent long-term performance, used both in the home and in many different commercial environments, from hotels to healthcare, retail to marine. It can be carved, routed or worked like wood, moulded, thermoformed or inlayed, and lends itself to imaginative uses, innovative designs and enduring applications. It is a sheet material, and for this project AL_A wanted to be true to its inherent qualities – moving away from more typical Corian installations where the material is expressed as a monolithic solid. We have articulated Corian® as a collection of dynamic surfaces. More than just an expression of the material, the surface transformations push the technical possibilities of DuPont™ Corian® by exploiting its pliability and using the twisted geometry of the sheets to bring structural integrity.