For a company that has produced so many striking architectural products in brilliant colors, creating the Neutrals Collection of colors 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, CA-based Moz. “[The new shades] offer a versatile design complement in spaces like 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 4’x8’ and 4’x10’ but can also create custom sizes for any job. The company also touts the high recycled content in its aluminum products – recycled content total 85% of the finished aluminum sheet, 60% of which is post-consumer content. The product is 100% recyclable at the end of its life cycle, and it finished with low-VOC paints and eco-solvents.
The Neutrals Collection adds a touch of elegant understatement to a product with a range of applications including wall coverings, column covers, bar dies, elevator walls, and can additionally 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, we are really only limited by a designer’s vision,” explains Gutierrez. “In addition to solid sheets, we also offer our aluminum product perforated, corrugated and wainscoted.”
Those options make the material a natural fit for residential applications, as well, from wall coverings and accents to custom fireplace inserts, backsplashes, and cabinetry built-ins.
Moz looks to work with designers to show them the versatility of the product firsthand. “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 that 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 that the project comes out as close to their original vision as possible,” notes Gutierrez.
One tool that 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.”