CUSTOM ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS
+ COMMISSIONED ART
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
Impluvium GFRG Water Feature: From Concept to Final Installation
FORMA Beyond supplies complete concepts, designs and samples. Once the design is approved, we use a wide variety of composite materials that best suit the project's unique requirements. For this Impluvium water feature, we employed our state-of-the-art 4-axis CNC and mold-making technologies, hand-sculpted GFRG and generously applied 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.
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.
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.
With an accurate nod to the famous New York City High Line, FORMA, I-beams, bands and rivets replicated in an ultra-light polymer, wood railway ties in Engineered Wood Fiber™ 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.
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)
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.
Heavy flake steel panel, wrapped around the front of the Hartford Steam Boiler reception desk, was replicated in light weight Epoxy Cold Cast™ and provides the authentic look and feel of real steel without the weight.