CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS
+ COMMISSIONED ART STUDIO
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 materials' worlds; beauty, durability, pliability, essence, color and cost effectiveness.
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 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
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 5-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
- 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Class A high-impact foam, complete with lite flake texture, gussets and rivets. Photo courtesy: Rival House, Grand Casino, Hinckley MN.
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.
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)