For a company that has produced so many striking architectural products in brilliant colors, creating the Neutrals Collection was Moz’s next logical step to fully round out its aluminum product offerings.
“Once we worked specifically for the ‘Wow’ factor in spaces like casinos, cruise ships and other interiors where splashy, bold colors were desired. The Neutrals Collection balances our offerings and has opened us up to more institutional applications,” says Linda Gutierrez, sales manager at Oakland, Calif.-based Moz. “[The new shades] offer a versatile design complement in all spaces, including homes, hotels, restaurants, spas, retail centers and other settings where decorative laminate would generally be installed.”
Moz Metal Laminates are fabricated from solid core aluminum in standard sheet sizes such as 4 by 8 ft. and 4 by 10 ft., but can also create custom sizes for any job. The company also touts the high recycled content in its aluminum products — recycled content comprises 85 percent of the finished aluminum sheet, 60 percent of which is post-consumer. The product is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its life cycle, and is finished with low-VOC paints and eco-solvents.
The Neutrals Collection can add a touch of elegant understatement to any space, in a range of applications including wall coverings, column covers, bar dies, elevator walls, and can be used as room dividers or railing infill panels. True to its name, the palette is a range of neutral tones including champagne, oyster, khaki, graphite, cream and pewter.
“Because our product is a lightweight, easy-to-cut, solid core product, it is limited only by a designer’s vision,” explains Gutierrez. “In addition to solid sheets, we also offer our aluminum product perforated, corrugated and wainscoted.”
These options make the material a natural fit for residential applications as well, from wall coverings and accents to custom fireplace inserts (see photo), backsplashes and built-in cabinetry.
Moz aims to work with designers firsthand to show them the product’s versatility. “We try to work with designers, architects and builders at the earliest stage possible. From the day they first call, and throughout the design process we go out of our way to work with their budget so we can help to balance design with intent — we want to make sure they have all the information about our product and its installation so the project comes out as close to their original vision as possible,” she notes.
One tool Moz offers as its first — and best — one-stop information hub is the company website. There, Gutierrez explains, building professionals can find a wealth of resources about Moz products including pattern and color galleries, technical specification and swatch downloads, CAD drawings and more. “We love design challenges,” she continues. “We have in-house design capabilities and can work one-on-one with our clients, so the potential to realize out-of-the-box designs is really limitless.” For more information, circle 131 or visit mozdesigns.com — Andrea Girolamo
For six years, Andrea Girolamo has been an editor, contributor and globetrotter for Kitchen & Bath Design News. Now, she is editor of ForResidentialPros.com, where she aggregates the dynamic market coverage from Qualified Remodeler, Kitchen & Bath Design News and Residential Design+Build. You can reach Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.