With its latest collection of metal skins, Pure + Freeform offers a high-performance surface that employs physical textures to harness and transform light. The versatile material can be used for exterior cladding, acoustical ceilings, interior wall panelling, millwork, soffits, column covers, canopies and more.
A robust offering, the Specular collection includes 12 finishes that focus on pearlescence, texture, fragmentation and light diffusion. Made from a minimally processed aluminum composition with at least 20 per cent recycled content, the skins are treated with organically derived pigments and resins to be 100 per cent recyclable.
A bright, rusty orange tone that will patina over time, Caxia (above left) was influenced by Herzog & de Meuron’s iconic CaixaForum-Madrid. The bright, luminous silver of Enox (above right) is achieved by hand-brushing hairline detail over a polished steel base and then dimpling the surface with a large scale peen to create a reflective yet diffusive surface.
Piombo (above left) has a mottled, grainy finish comprised of lead, silver and charcoal tones, while Molten (above right) combines a blackened steel base with a gold bronze pearl overlay and provides a glowing and dynamic light spread across the surface.
With warm copper and chestnut tones, Serra (above left), named after American steelworks artist Richard Serra, references the oxidation of iron and has a super matte finish with a subtle lustre and diffusive glow. Exhibiting the effervescent and luminous tones of sparkling wine, Perlage (above right) has hints of rose gold and a glossy mottled texture with reflective qualities.
Available in panel systems or as flat sheets, Specular is a durable collection that is crack-resistant and easy to maintain; the FEVE Lumiflon resin finishes contribute to resistance against UV degradation, corrosion, chemical exposure, colour fading, chalking and diminished gloss.