Award-winning materials manufacturer 3form proudly introduces their collaboration with Gensler, serving as product design consultant for the Global Expressions Collection. Combining each company’s expertise in design research and innovation, Global Expressions celebrates the power of design with six globally inspired patterns for commercial interiors. The collection honors some of the world’s most enduring cultures by drawing inspiration from their traditional textiles. Global Expressions’ colors, shapes, materials, and techniques also demonstrate the ways cultures around the world find healing and togetherness through artistry. Designed for 3form’s signature Varia resin and etched glass, the collection also offers material resilience with long-lasting applications in high-traffic environments.
3form has joined forces with artisans around the world for more than a decade to encapsulate intricate materials in durable translucent resin and transpose ornate patterns onto precision etched glass. This collaboration with Gensler offered 3form the opportunity to bring an architectural perspective to a brand new line of globally inspired patterns. After meeting more than a year ago to conceptualize the collection, Gensler drew from their international organization to shape ideas that would ultimately become Global Expressions. Once Gensler presented their ideas to 3form, the manufacturer seamlessly transposed the vision onto stunning translucent repeats.