Surfaces on Aluminum Design Blog

Many times requests for patterns on aluminum are pretty basic - a grid pattern or straight lines. There is opportunity to take standard structures and step outside the box, push the boundaries and break out into something unique. Here are my choices for patterns that do just this. Enjoy.    
Just in time for Fall is an aluminum surface collection to inspire your next nameplate or trim project.
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 ...
When viewing our plethora of aluminum finishes, it is often asked, “How was that done?” Well, I’ll share one method that was used that may be a little unexpected.
Random Interwoven Spin Exploration of traditional mechanical finishes has resulted in a new series of mechanical finishes for decorative trim and nameplates.  Our latest trend presentation features this group of finishes.  This article explores one of these finishes.
Ice Crystal Finish A soft crystalline structure in pale transparent white is layered on aluminum for this metal finish.  A low gloss topcoat completes the muted effect.  The delicate and varied patterns in frost where the inspiration for this finish.  The natural organic structure takes advantage ...
Inspiration for the visual illusion in this finish came from the shape shifting patterning in stingray leather.  Reflecting both the natural and the organic, the finish evolves from large irregular circular shapes in the center to tightly spaced small shapes on the outer edge.  The finish pushes ...
The Lampshade Pattern Ask anyone in our Design department about the lampshade pattern and this is the finish they will point you to.  The finish is featured on the Colored Darks mood board in our trend presentation.  It is another example of creative inspiration coming from just about anywhere.  ...
Organic Finishes on Aluminum Blend polar extremes.  Balance is found between modernity and gathered natural references.  Ancient crafts and advanced technology combine. The Origin mood board includes organic structures based on the familiar colors and structures in woodgrains.  The video summarizes ...