Based in Sydney, Australia, ALLOY (ALLOY Design Ptv 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 Perth 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-back design aesthetic.
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.
In a few short years, Jonathon has taken his simple, inspired idea for punched, solid metal tiles, from a local to a global concern. The exclusive ALLOY tiles are now produced in copper, brass, raw steel and titanium in a wide range of styles and finishes, distributed around the world and coveted by the world’s leading designers for use on domestic and commercial projects.
Since its beginnings in Perth, Western Australia, ALLOY has maintained its commitment to creating products of the highest quality, whether its own designs, one-off custom designs, or solutions developed in collaboration with clients for any area of design or industry.
Backed by Pressform’s 20 year’s experience in metal manufacturing, all of ALLOY’s products are still proudly Australian Made and have been designed and manufactured to maintain their integrity for a lifetime.
The metal tile of choice for leading architects and designers from around the world, ALLOY was the first and is still the only company to use a solid 1.6mm material punched from a single sheet of the highest quality metal, ensuring an unsurpassed finish that is designed to last a lifetime.
The unique ALLOY tile sheets, unlike low-grade copies, are long lasting and hardwearing and contain no backing mesh, plastic inserts or metal look-alike ‘metallic’ coatings so they won’t dent, crack or de-laminate.
The ALLOY mosaic tile range now encompasses a full range of materials including stainless steel, copper, brass, titanium and raw steel in a striking array of finishes, shapes and sizes accompanied with a full range of installation finishing pieces.