New ALUCOBOND® PLUS Wanderlust Finishes Inspire Architectural Designs Through Travels Around the World
By: 3A Composites USA
Wanderlust finishes have been selected to inspire the imaginations of architects and designers by connecting them with nature's awe-inspiring imagery and the natural and architectural wonders of the world. Wanderlust finishes range from vibrant hues designed to foster creativity to mineral-inspired glistening metallic shades that look as though they were pulled from the earth's core to calming neutrals reminiscent of modern civilization.
"ALUCOBOND PLUS Wanderlust is a culmination of finishes selected to inspire architectural design through travel expeditions around the world, embracing the natural beauty, history and many cultures of these regions," said Debbie Sulewski, director, architectural marketing and product development, 3A Composites USA. "We wanted to commemorate great architecture from the past and to stimulate architectural vision for the future with an emphasis on biophilic design."
ALUCOBOND PLUS Wanderlust finishes were selected as a result of extensive field studies and thorough review of global color and market trends, according to Sulewski, who is a member of the Color Marketing Group, an international group of color design professionals.
"Our objective was to provide a plethora of color options to the architectural community that not only reflect current trends but also finishes that will stand the test of time," said Sulewski. "All of the Wanderlust colors are available in stock bringing our total offering to 86 ALUCOBOND PLUS finishes. Our goal is to meet the demands of customers by not only supporting design and aesthetics but by also supporting our fabrication partners with an extensive offering of stocked materials readily available to meet project deadlines."
ALUCOBOND PLUS is specified by architects and designers to create modern, memorable metal facades for office buildings, hospitals, educational facilities, convention centers, airports and hotels and is utilized to create custom design elements such as entrances, canopies, column covers, interiors, and for corporate identity programs and signage.
(As the original "aluminum composite material," ALUCOBOND PLUS has been developed exclusively to allow architects and designers to meet the fire performance requirements of today's building standards while using ACM as the material of choice. Consisting of two sheets of smooth .020" aluminum thermo-bonded to a solid, fire retardant core, ALUCOBOND PLUS offers the proven product properties such as flatness, form-ability, durability and ease of fabrication. ALUCOBOND PLUS is manufactured in a standard 4mm thickness.)
Wanderlust finishes have been added throughout the ALUCOBOND PLUS line, including within The Classic Collection; The Spectra Collection; and the Terra Series and Elements Series from The Natural Collection.
THE CLASSIC COLLECTION. Color plays an integral role in the architectural environment;
THE SPECTRA COLLECTION. ALUCOBOND PLUS Spectra colors are transitional finishes which celebrate the natural color shifts that occur in materials that affect everyday life; the subtle nuances and color contrasts found readily in nature, the glowing luster and sheen in modern metals and the color shifts found in today's luxury goods. New Wanderlust colors added to The Spectra Collection include: Galaxy Blue and White Gold.
THE NATURAL COLLECTION. Biophilic design conceptualizes spaces in a way that acknowledges the human need to connect with nature. Finishes in The Natural Collection amplify the organic beauty and character of different elements and materials found in the world around us.
The Terra Series is inspired by iridescent stone and the mesmerizing beauty of crystalline surfaces, creating a unique, organic and natural ambiance. New Wanderlust colors in The Terra Series include: Bronze and Slate.
The Element Series finishes unify the effortless appearance of organic metals and finely textured patterns to create a vivid and memorable impression while retaining the luster of aluminum from afar. New Wanderlust colors in The Element Series include: Almandine Garnet Metallic, Aragonite Metallic, Basalt Gray, Brushed Antique Copper, Colorado Gold Metallic, Cubanite Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Native Copper Mica, Olivine Metallic and Serpentine Metallic.
In addition to offering 86 stocked ALUCOBOND PLUS finishes – including the new Wanderlust finishes – 3A Composites USA continues to specialize in creating custom colors to realize unique design visions.
Introduced in 1969, ALUCOBOND is the original and world's best-known aluminum composite material. ALUCOBOND PLUS is manufactured in the United States in the Benton, Ky., plant of 3A Composites. The 3A Composites USA headquarters are based in Davidson, N.C. For more information about ALUCOBOND PLUS, call 1-800-626-3365, email info.usa@3AComposites.com or visit www.alucobondUSA.com.
About 3A Composites
3A Composites has developed, manufactured and marketed high-quality aluminum composite panels, structural composite material, plastic sheets and lightweight foam boards for architecture, visual communication and the transport and industry markets since 1969.
3A Composites is part of the international 3A Composites Group, which belongs to the listed company Schweiter Technologies headquartered in Horgen, Switzerland. 3A Composites has approximately 4,400 employees worldwide. 3A Composites' well-known brands ALUCOBOND®, DIBOND®, FOREX®/SINTRA®, GATOR®, KAPA®, FOME-COR®, ALUCORE®, AIREX® and BALTEK® are the category leaders in the markets served.
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