oday we are going to look at three contemporary high-end materials: aluminum, glass, and high gloss acrylic. First, we will review the inherent qualities of each, then we will look at how each might be incorporated into your designs. We will review the design options of each application and how to specify these materials into your projects. And finally we will discuss the variety of building typologies in which these materials can be utilized and look at a few case studies that have incorporated these materials in a comprehensive manner to achieve a truly dramatic contemporary design
Nelson Wills is one of the founders and partners behind Element Designs. He holds a BA in Construction Science and Management from Clemson University, which focuses on materials and methods of commercial construction projects. Prior to Element Designs, Nelson worked in the factory automation industry in a sales engineering capacity, solving difficult applications with machine vision technologies while at Keyence America, medical device material handling challenges with smart monorail conveyers for Montech AG and complex full automation assembly lines with Automation Tooling Systems. Although the factory automation industry has very little in common with Element Designs, this knowledge base of diverse materials and understanding of precision manufacturing has served very well for the foundation of creative products and design solutions. He is responsible for product design, new product development, technical sales support, vendor partnerships among many other daily business duties. He is an expert in the aluminum extrusions, tempered glass and acrylics materials as well as all of the functional hardware found in Element Designs' custom manufactured products. Nelson clearly sees the future trends evolving towards sustainable materials with innovative products that are customizable to achieve unique design possibilities, which is one of core principals of Element Designs. Customer service by an attentive professional team, responsiveness and attention to detail is what Nelson has helped shape, making Element Designs the brand & manufacturing partner of high end casework fabricators across North America. Should you have any product or application questions, you will be in good hands with Nelson's solution orientated approach and product expertise.