Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

The Inspiration This woven wire mesh features thick bands of metal tightly wound with the tops being flattened creating oval shapes within the mesh. These ovals are layered over a wide flat band of metal.
Thought I'd pull together the posts from 2013 which sparked the most interest. Enjoy!
Patina Finishes on Aluminum Structure is a main element when defining your aluminum trim decoration. One of the great things about working with aluminum as the canvas is that it is friendly for any structure that you can imagine. A common request is to make the aluminum trim look like it is worn or ...
Pure White     
3D Decoration on Aluminum Trim Using screened texture on aluminum it is possible to achieve dimension, resulting in 3D looks to take your aluminum nameplates and trim to another level. Grab attention, provide a feel-good experience for the user of the product, add accent to a selective area or go ...
Inspiration Many visitors to our Design Center ask "How do you come up with these finishes"? Inspiration can come from literally anywhere - every day items that sit on a desk, the texture of a seashell or even the cloud patterns in the sky noticed on the drive in to the office can spark the ...
Changing Color and Gloss Effects It's been said many times in posts related to options for customization in patterns and finishes for aluminum nameplates and trim. Color, gloss, or scale - any of these can be tweaked to work with your design.  Color can be defined with a master or target chip.  A ...
Subtle Decoration Adds Interest One of the great things about working alongside of the Design team is there is never a lack of interesting finishes to browse through.  Today my attention was caught by one with subtle decoration for the aluminum trim using selective bright areas woven through a ...
Abstract expressionism was the inspiration behind the most recent aluminum surface collection.  As an American post-World War II art movement, it acheived worldwide influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world.  The term abstract expressionism evolved in American art in ...