FORMA OCCUPIES THE UNIQUE SPACE BETWEEN ART AND MANUFACTURING

Custom GFRG Stadium™ design reception wall, Somerville, MA. (Photo courtesy The Row Hotel at Assembly Row and JS Photography)

CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS
+ COMMISSIONED ART STUDIO

Justin Blanchard, our director of design and operations, sculpting waves for an ocean installation.

FORMA Beyond occupies the unique space between art and manufacturing. We are a manufacturer of custom, commercial architectural elements and a commissioned art studio.
Our artists create hand-made surfaces with virtually any look, contour, texture, color or patina for commercial and commissioned projects.
We also make absolutely believable historic replications that border on duplication and not only look and feel like the originals, but vastly outperform them as well.
Our goals are to change the way design is approached. For architects and designers to go beyond their visions. To ask, what if, their craziest ideas can actually be made into reality?

CONCEPT  DESIGN  MANUFACTURING

FORMA Beyond supplies complete concepts, designs and samples. Once the design is approved, we manufacture the elements from a wide variety of composite materials that best suit the project's unique requirements. We also use state-of-the-art sculpting processes, the latest 5-axis CNC and mold-
making technologies and generously apply our expert coloring artistry.

FORMA Beyond SURF™ replicates the dynamics and unique refractive coloration properties of real waves in hand-sculpted, strong and durable GFRG.

This study in gypsum form takes full advantage of the traditional material's ease of sculpting, long term durability and structural integrity. Further reinforced with glass fibers allows even more daring, lighter and stronger forms.

Custom designed, GFRG column wraps with integrated tables, bases and upper corbels. Don CeSar Maritana Grille, St Petersburg, FL (Photo courtesy Parker-Torres Design)

Steel C-channels replicated in concrete (GFRC), Celtics and Bruins ProShop. Four-times lighter than steel for easier installations and will not rust.

Translucent Reception Desk, custom-molded in epoxy resin. Commissioned by Bower Boston, concept by Planeta Design Group, created by Justin Blanchard.

 

Hand sculpted GFRG disks bring the look and feel of outer space into The Andi South Bay Boston community room. (Photo: Cory Gans)

Kintsugi (golden joinery) concierge's desk edges replicated in GFRC with a continuous labyrinth of bronze-filled cracks. Alloy Condominium, Assembly Row, Somerville, MA.

Rough sawn wood upper bar surround replicated in GFRC with hand painted ceiling tins replicated in Epoxy Cold Cast™. Margaritas, Northboro, MA

Custom wall panels created from Class A high-density foam combined with heavy-flaked steel angle bracket replications created with  Epoxy Cold Cast™ complete with bolts and washers. Berkshire Bank, Middleton, MA.

GFRG reception wall made from in 32" x 32" Stadium™ panels with molded matching returns, seamed and painted onsite. The Row Hotel at Assembly Row, Somerville, MA.

Authentic heavy flake steel risers and stringers with a touch of golden-bronze in light weight Epoxy Cold Cast™. The Row at Assembly Row, Somerville, MA

With an accurate nod to the famous New York City High Line, FORMA replicated I-beams, bands and rivets and wood railway ties in Epoxy Resin and bridge arches in lightweight GFRC, Bar Rustic, Kingston, MA.

15" C-channels replications, complete with rivets and brick paver replications created from Class A fire-retardant Engineered Wood Fiber installed at Fuel America coffee shop, Worcester, MA.

Heavy flake steel plates with silver rust replicated in light weight Epoxy Cold Cast™ cover these pocket doors in a New Hampshire residential renovation.

Hand-sculpted glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG) reception desk. Desk commissioned by Bower Boston, concept by Planeta Design Group, created by Justin Blanchard FORMA Beyond.

Traditional ODOT Green steel bridge section custom replicated in Class A fire retardant Engineered Wood Fibers, complete with rivets and years of hard earned rust.

GFRC countertop at Top Golf, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Custom bar tops crafted from glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), complete with embedded beer bottle caps and broken bottle bits. Main, Plaza and Faneuil level bars. Sam Adams Taproom Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The Backyard Brewery includes vintage picket fences, rough sawn beams, with UL approved lighting, sliding doors, bar front and overhead surrounds all replicated from Epoxy Urethane.

Authentic cold rolled and welded 30' steel trusses, replicated in Class A high-impact foam, complete with lite flake texture, gussets and rivets. Photo courtesy: Rival House, Grand Casino, Hinckley MN.

Custom GFRC components manufactured and installed by FORMA Beyond at the Tiffany Pavilion.

FORMA Beyond designed and manufactured the precast pilasters and lintels complete with an Egg-and-Dart motif. Caffé Nero, Newbury St, Boston.

The art of custom GFRC rakes, lintels, cornices, pilasters and capitals manufactured and installed at the Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis, MA.

FORMA Beyond created this custom lobby sign for Bixby International combining replicated wood beams from Class A high-density foam with their vibrant logo, CNC'd from real wood, and coarse wound aluminum screening.

Custom GFRG Wavy™ wall created from hand-carved 32" x 32" mold sections. Seamed together and painted on site.

Replication of historical columns and capitals. Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

Custom concrete fireplace, hearth and surround walls.

Large diameter, oval fluted columns with integrated tables, Don CeSar Maritana Grille. (Photo courtesy Parker-Torres Design)

Vintage ceiling tins custom designed and manufactured in composite urethane bring an old world feel, complete with replicated rust and wear, to the mail room in the Moderna Framingham apartment complex mail room. (Photo courtesy Planeta Design Group)

Custom GFRG ceiling cornice lights-up the residents' lobby at One Dalton St. Boston.

FORMA ADVANTAGES

  •  Custom commercial architectural surfaces and assemblies
  •  Interior and exterior applications
  •  Commercial and historical replications
  •  Commissioned artwork
  •  Accurate replications of most character details, contours, colors, surface textures and patinas
  •  Feature walls and ceilings, decorative columns, trusses and structural elements, desks and surrounds
  •  UL approved custom lighting systems
  •  Materials include gypsum, glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG) and Epoxy Cold Cast™
  •  Also, Epoxy Resin, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) and fire retardant Engineered Wood Fiber
  •  Can be easily repaired on site
  •  Ship nationwide