Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

Linear structures continue to be of interest across all industries for surface decoration. This is evident in what our Design Team has seen as they collaborate with product designers and visit shows such as NeoCon in Chicago or the Detroit Auto Show.
The Fractal Surface Collection features classic diamond shapes translated with a modern twist into dimensional patterns on aluminum surfaces. 3D texture adds a tactile element while contrasting gloss levels provide distinction.
Laser Etched Looking Surface Decoration A common request for finish development to be used on decorative trim is to achieve the look of fine detail seen in laser etched surfaces. 
The Contoured Surface Collection showcases the beauty and simplicity of folded metal designs translated onto aluminum. Organic woodgrain-like structures in a stainless steel finish result in subtle elegance. 
Linear formations which are broken or interrupted have been common themes in what we have seen at auto shows, houseware exhibits and textile showcases. It makes sense that this carries over into requests for development of finishes on aluminum for decorative trim to incorporate the same structures.
In this past year our Design Team has attended multiple showcases which spark creative thought and allow them to collaborate with customers to achieve fresh looks for aluminum trim. Geometric shapes and blending of colors continue to hold interest. 
Taking cue from the recent NAIAS Show in Detroit I found it interesting how decoration for interior and exterior trim can be enhanced by changing the scale and structure of pattern elements with geometric shapes. This is a perfect way to customize surface decoration for aluminum trim!
Each year the color experts at the Pantone Color Institute select a color of the year. For 2017, the choice color is named Greenery, Pantone 15-0343. It is a yellow-green hue which is meant to invoke feelings of rebirth and the coming of spring.
We recently attended the NAIAS in Detroit. Decorative aluminum had a strong presence overall from dash panels to consoles as well as gear knobs and decorative speaker grills. Brushed aluminum was the prominent finish although some more decorative finishes were also present, especially in the ...