3A Composites USA has introduced Wanderlust, a selection of 29 new ALUCOBOND PLUS aluminum composite material (ACM) finishes curated to inspire. This vast array of new Wanderlust colors increases the company’s offering of stocked ALUCOBOND PLUS finishes to a total of 86—the largest ever extended by the company.
Wanderlust finishes have been selected to inspire the imaginations of architects and designers in their choice of building cladding by connecting them with nature’s awe-inspiring imagery and natural and architectural wonders of the world. Wanderlust colors 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,” says Debbie Sulewski, director, 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 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,” says 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 in. 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. The product 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.
For details on all the new Wanderlust finishes, go to alucobondusa.com/wanderlust.