Functional Art Beyond Imagination
FORMA specializes in light weight, functional art: 3D FORMS, Architectural Elements, Industrial Replications and Historical Restorations
We work in close collaboration with architects and designers 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.
Concept • Design • Manufacturing
Our process is simple. We take the designers concepts, goals and inspiration images, render complete 3D CAD models and create samples from the chosen material showing definitive shapes, textures, finishes and colors. Once approved, we make shop drawings and produce the pieces.
We create all this with a small band of expert makers—highly experienced sculptors, industrial product designers, materials experts…and mix in a generous amount of FORMA magic.
Our passion for going beyond what was available on the market and a deep foundation in the arts led us to reinvent the science of casting and molding. We work in a wide variety of materials including Class A fire retardant Composite Polyurea, Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG), High Density Urethane (HDU), Epoxy Resin, Cold Cast™ and Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). This help us best match the specific design needs of each project. These materials were also selected for their lightness, ease of maintenance, ultra-durability, cleanliness and safety.
Commissioned Art Studio
We are a commissioned art studio. Our master molders and sculptors can create virtually any surface and replicate the subtlest to the most complex textures, most intricate details, delicately nuanced colors and patinas. From the briefest of inspiration images and ideas, we create concepts, full 3D CAD models and manufacture the finished piece.
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? We are certified
Continuing Education suppliers for both AIA and IDCEC. Our We Will Change the Way You Design courses, conducted live and virtually, provide both architects and designers with a broad education in the materials science and artistry that allow us to do what we do.