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

Justin Blanchard, our director of design and operations, sculpting waves for the Impluvium project.

FORMA Beyond occupies the unique architectural design 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 work in composite materials that offer clients the best of all worlds; beauty, durability, pliability, color and cost.

Historic Replications In Composite Materials

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 goal is 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

From Element and Form Concept to Final Installation

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 4-axis CNC and mold-making technologies and generously apply our expert coloring artistry.

FORMA Beyond: ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS & DESIGN ADVANTAGES

  •  Custom commercial architectural surfaces and assemblies
  •  Commissioned commercial artwork
  •  Precise replications of character details, contours, colors, surface textures and patinas
  •  Feature walls, ceilings and desks, decorative columns, channels and beams
  •  Interior and exterior commercial and historical replications
  •  UL approved custom lighting systems
  •  Complete CAD, CNC milling, scanning and mold making expertise
  •  Materials include Composite Polyurea, glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG) and epoxy resins
  •  Also, glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), HDU and MDF
  •  Can be easily repaired on site
  •  Ship nationwide

FORMA Beyond hand sculpted the Impluvium for the Planeta Design Group replicating the dynamics and unique refractive coloration properties of real ocean waves in strong and durable GFRG. Commissioned by Bower Boston.

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.

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

Light weight, accurately replicated 12", 16", 20", 22", 24" and 28" C-channels (7-times lighter than real steel), provide the look of authentic steel for easy installation and provide long term, rust-free maintenance. Celtics and Bruins ProShop, TD Garden, Boston, MA.

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

 

Custom manufactured and UL-certified, replicated I-beams and rope lights. Commissioned by Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, Seaport, Boston

Oil rubbed bronze curved board room conference table replicated in Cold Cast™ epoxy resin and applied to a CNC machined wood base. An authentic industrial look and feel without the weight or rust.

Custom railway cargo car replication includes wheels, suspension units, rail clamps and spikes created in Composite Polyurea, rail in High Density Urethane (HDU) and cargo body in Engineered Wood Fiber™. Commissioned by Wheelabrator Technologies, Portsmouth, NH.

Close up of railway wheels, suspension, rail and spikes created in Composite Polyurea. Commissioned by Wheelabrator Technologies, Portsmouth, NH.

Light weight replications of 12" steel C-channels create an industrial look on the exterior of the Chipotle restaurant, Portsmouth, NH

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

With an accurate nod to the famous New York City High Line, FORMA replicated I-beams, bands and rivets in Epoxy Cold Cast™,  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 Fibers 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.

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

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.

Coke bottle wall, CNC-milled from rift white oak and commissioned by Coke-Cola Beverages Northeast, Inc. Bedford, NH (Photo courtesy PIDCOR, Inc.)

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.

Authentic cold rolled and welded 30' steel trusses, replicated in Epoxy Cold Cast™, complete with lite flake texture, gussets and rivets. Photo courtesy: Rival House, Grand Casino, Hinckley MN.

The Backyard Brewery includes vintage picket fences, rough sawn beams, with UL approved lighting, sliding doors, bar front and overhead surrounds all replicated from super light weight epoxy resin.

Historic medallions, scanned, CNC-milled molds and replicated in fiberglass Peterborough Townhouse.

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.

Composite steel replication C-channels trim the Snooze Eatery in Atlanta, GA.

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 replicated in light weight Epoxy Cold Cast™ bring an old world feel, complete with years of rust and wear, to the mail room in the Moderna Framingham apartment complex mail room. (Photo courtesy Planeta Design Group)

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

Custom-molded glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) cornices grace the new vestibule at the Christ the King Parish, Concord, NH.

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

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

Historic medallions were replicated in fiberglass by first scanning the originals, scaling up the CAD files to allow installation over the originals and CNC milling new molds. Peterborough Townhouse, Peterborough, NH

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

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