FORMA OCCUPIES THE UNIQUE SPACE BETWEEN ART AND MANUFACTURING

CREATING CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS BEYOND IMAGINATION

Steel and wood railroad tie replications are made from lightweight, high-impact Class A fire retardant foam. Bridge arches made from lightweight GFRC. Bar Rustic, Kingston, MA.

DESIGN-ASSIST SPECIALTY MANUFACTURER

FORMA Beyond inspires architects and designers to go beyond their visions. To ask, what if, their craziest ideas can actually be made into reality? Our artists can create custom surfaces with virtually any look, texture, color or patina. We also make absolutely believable commercial replications that border on duplication and not only look and feel like their real counterparts, but vastly outperform them as well. Our hand-crafted products are made to meet the intents of the architects and designers at the budgets of the builders and owners.

CONCEPT  DESIGN  MANUFACTURING  INSTALLATION

FORMA Beyond can supply complete concepts, designs and samples. We work in a wide variety of composite materials to best suit the unique requirements of each project. Once approved, we manufacture the looks using our 5-axis CNC capabilities, expert mold-making technologies and coloring artistry. And we install everything we make.

The FORMA Beyond process is efficient and helps clarify architectural projects. It provides the architect and designer with the exact aesthetic they desire, removes the installation burden from the builder and produces low cost and beautiful installations.

FORMA Beyond creates it products from Class A fire-retardant high-impact urethane foam, Epoxy Cold Cast™, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG), Epoxy Resin or Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) depending on the physical and technical requirements of each application.

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

Hand sculpted from GFRG, this gypsum "Egg Desk" will serve as the command station in the new Fenway Tower 2 reception lobby. Desk includes complete inner wooden casework all manufactured by FORMA Beyond.

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

FORMA Beyond GFRC C-Channels grace the new Celtics and Bruins ProShop in the historic TD Garden, Boston, MA. Authentically replicated with Cold Cast™ nuts and washers, the GFRC C-channels have the surface texture of real steel, are 4-times lighter - allowing for simple installation - and will not rust.

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

Class A fire retardant high-impact fences, beams, sliding doors and bar fronts at the Backyard Brewery, Manchester, NH.

Adorning the exterior of the Jenkinson's Aquarium in Point Pleasant, NJ is a FORMA Beyond designed, ocean themed, wood replications.

Class A high-impact foam upper bar surround, hand painted ceiling tins. Margaritas, Northboro, MA

To achieve the Kintsugi look (golden joinery), we custom molded, textured and colored a special blend of GFRC to closely replicate black granite with a continuous labyrinth of bronze-filled cracks. Shown in Dark Gray with Bronze. Alloy Condominium, Assembly Row, Somerville, MA.

FORMA Beyond Wavy™ (32x32”) gypsum panels in White create a seamless theme wall.

Custom wall panels in rough sawn wood replications made from light weight, fire retardant Class A high-impact foam. Framed with custom heavy flaked Epoxy Cold Cast™ steel angle bracket replications complete with bolts and washers. Berkshire Bank, Middleton, MA.

Custom Stadium™ wall and returns in GFRG, The Row at Assembly Row, Somerville, MA.

Custom designed wine rack in Rustic Limestone textured GFRC with titanium bottle holders.

Custom GFRC privacy walls with integral planters. Harvard Street Condo renovation, Cambridge, MA

Epoxy Cold Cast™ pocket doors in Heavy Flake with Silver.

Class A 15" high-impact foam C-channels (0.34 PPF), complete with rivets, combined with Class A high-impact foam Vintage Pavers in Weathered White Wash - painted with the Fuel America branding elements. Worcester, 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

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

18" GFRC C-channels (12 pounds per foot; 3.5 times lighter than steel) used on Capital One storefront canopy, The Street at Chestnut Hill, MA.

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

Authentic cold rolled and welded 30' steel trusses, replicated in Class A foam (at 105 pounds per 30' truss), 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.

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

Heavy Flake in Bronze steel barrel vaulted ceiling panels replicated in feather light Epoxy Cold Cast™ bring an authentic old-world industrial might to the modern Hartford, CT company.

FORMA Beyond created this custom lobby sign for Bixby International combining wood beams, replicated in Class A fire retardant, high-impact urethane foam with their vibrant logo, machined from real wood, and coarse wound aluminum screening.

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Applications, Features, Benefits

  •  Custom replications of any natural material including wood, stone, brick, metal, concrete, tile
  •  Accurately replicate any character, color, surface texture or patina
  •  Used in walls, floors, ceilings, beams, decorative structures, sets, veneers
  •  Lightweight for ease of transport, fabrication and assembly
  •  Doesn't absorb moisture or mold or create dust when abraded
  •  Flexible, able to bend to contoured surfaces
  •  Color and character are integral to the panel so won't wear off
  •  Highly durable for use in high traffic commercial applications
  •  All surfaces available Class A high-impact fire retardant foam, Cold Cast, Epoxy Resin, GFRC, GFRG and UHPC
  • Can be easily repaired on site