FUNCTIONAL ART BEYOND IMAGINATION

3D FORMS  •  ELEMENTS  •  REPLICATIONS  •  RESTORATIONS

FORMA specializes in light weight, functional art: 3D FORMS, Architectural Elements, Industrial Replications and Historical Restorations.

We work in close collaboration with the most progressive architects and designers in the industry to make handmade, one-of-a-kind art that helps transform their unique inspirational visions and dreams into vivid 3D reality.

We accomplish this through our unique state-of-the-art CNC and mold making technologies and firm understanding, and years of experience, in advanced materials science. We work with a wide variety of materials allowing us to best suit the particulars of each project. Each material offers a combination of high strength, low weight and a long life of maintenance-free performance. We also finish each creation with super-durable, colorfast industrial-strength paints, stains, sealers and colorations.

We also provide a variety of ASTM E-84 Class A, rated fire retardant materials including MDF and composite polyurea that is also rated UL723 Class A.

OUR WORK

Hand sculpted feature replicating the dynamics and unique refractive coloration properties of real ocean waves in strong and durable GFRG. Commissioned by Bower Boston. Concept: Planeta Design Group

Foyer ceiling is a replication of a 17th century vaulted stone church ceiling and is replicated in HDU with alabaster finish. Concept: Eric Roseff Design, Contractor: CAFCO Construction Management

Large diameter, oval fluted columns with integrated tables, Don CeSar Maritana Grille. Concept and photo 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. Concept and photo Planeta Design Group.

Hand-sculpted glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG) reception desk. Commissioned: Bower Boston Concept:  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

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

GFRG seamed Stadium™ reception wall. Concept: XSS Hotels (Photo courtesy The Row at Assembly Row and JS Photography.)

Custom reception desk ensemble hand sculpted in GFRG and finished with an high strength automotive paint and sealer replicating the look and temperature of real bronze. Concept: Elkus Manfredi, Commissioned: Foley Hoag. (Photo courtesy Mark Richey Woodworking and Design)

 

Custom designed and molded flower panels (left) installed in all of the renovated hotel rooms at the Ritz Carlton Naples hotel. Concept: Parker Torres Design.

Close up of railway wheels, suspension, rail and spikes created in Composite Polyurea. Concept: Stibler, Commission: Wheelabrator Technologies, Portsmouth, NH.

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. Concept: Bergmeyer Associates

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. Concept: The New Traditionalists

15" steel C-channels and gusset plates, complete with rivets, replicated in an ultra-light composite polymer, installed at Fuel America coffee shop, Worcester, MA. Concept: Prellwitz Chilinski Associates.

Translucent Reception Desk, custom-molded in epoxy resin. Commissioned: Bower Boston Concept: Planeta Design Group

 

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

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

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

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. Concept: CAFCO.

Historical medallion replicated in glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG), Bridgewater Town Hall. Concept: Tappé Architects

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

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™. Concept: Stibler, Commission: Wheelabrator Technologies, Portsmouth, NH.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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