February 1, 2021

Formcraft Wins Architectural Metals Design Competition

Amanda Blecher believes in the power of design. As an Interior Designer at Formcraft, Amanda uses her talent to create dynamic, holistic workspaces. A couple weeks ago, Amanda’s hard work paid off. She won first place in a local design competition. 

In the beginning of January, Amanda participated in a design competition through MDC Interior Solutions. The wallcoverings and design-solutions firm hosted a local competition for architects and designers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. 

To participate in the design competition, Amanda had to create a flat lay and narrative using MDC Interior Solutions’ Architectural Metals Collection. She submitted the design below!

Amanda's first place design
Amanda’s first-place design.

Amanda’s Design Inspiration

Amanda wrote this about her design inspiration: 

This photograph (left) I took during a sunrise in Antigua inspired this pastel palette which would be well suited for a hospitality project. With subtle shades of pink, blue, and lots of neutrals as well as materials that refract and reflect light, this scheme echoes the natural rhythms of the sun and ocean. The MDC Architectural Metals create a dynamic and highly textural design that contributes to human wellness.

The judges said that Amanda’s submission did a wonderful job of capturing her tranquil and lovely vision. Amanda’s design placed first, followed by Susan Corso and Lindsay Matteo from R2 Architects. Third place went to Jennifer Vannozzi from HDR.

The Benefits of Designing with Metal

In addition to exploring metal design elements in the design competition, Formcraft’s design team has used metal design on a multitude of projects. 

  • Analytical Technology in Collegeville, PA: Formcraft used metallic sheens to add a modern feel to ATI’s lobby. Read more about the project.
  • Eastwood in Pottstown, PA: Formcraft upgraded this company’s office with galvanized metal walls. Then, they partnered with Penn Lighting Associates, to add lighting that would reflect off the metallic surfaces. Read more about this project
  • Pilot Freight Services in Glen Mills, PA: Formcraft played up this transportation and logistics company’s culture with corrugated metal feature walls. Read more about this project.

According to Metal Architecture, the reason metals work well in design is because they are versatile, durable, and cost efficient. Metal architecture and design is also recommended to draw attention. Many times, metal design elements become focal points because they attract light.

Congratulations to Amanda Blecher. We are honored to have such a talented designer on our team! To learn more about Amanda or wish her congratulations – connect with her on LinkedIn