Based in Sydney, Australia, ALLOY (ALLOY Design Pty Ltd) works exclusively with high quality metals and alloys, predominantly stainless steel, as well as titanium, copper, brass and raw steel, to design and produce modern objects, finishes and architectural features.
Jonathon Worner, Design Director at ALLOY, started the company in 1998 out of a fascination with the beautifully utilitarian nature of stainless steel and a love for functional, practical design nurtured by his agricultural background. Creating a small range of no-nonsense yet elegant pieces sculptured from the hi-tech precision machines housed at Pressform, his family's industrial engineering company in Western Australia, Jonathon quickly recognised a gap in the design market for a range of high quality, long-lasting metal home wares with a pared-down design aesthetic.
With the innovative re-engineering of mundane objects into metal, Jonathon struck a chord with the design conscious who have sought out his solid, stainless steel range that includes napkin rings, tank canisters, shot glasses, dishes and candlestick holders. The collection has been lauded for its "cool sophistication" on the pages of high profile design bibles including Wallpaper*, Dwell, Vogue Living and Belle.
Turning his attention to building surfaces, Jonathon developed the highly successful solid stainless steel mosaic tile, which, until ALLOY's innovative approach, traditional tile manufacturers had been unable to produce. Manufactured from the highest quality metals including stainless steel, titanium, brass and copper, the ALLOY range of solid metal tiles is now available in an extensive range of styles and finishes and sought out by leading designers and architects from around the world for the unique, hardwearing, long lasting and immaculate finish they provide.
Most recently ALLOY collaborated with renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid to create the eye predominantly organic shaped solid metal tiles.
ALLOY also offers a custom design and manufacture service for Architects and Designers seeking specialised, high quality design solutions from metal.