An initiative by Opulo India, Metalia was launched on 14th October 2022
Premium wooden cladding, façade and deck solutions brand Opulo launched its newest brand, Metalia, on the 14th of October 2022. Mr. Kartikeya Batra, Founder, welcomed the guest architects and panellists into their experience centre located in New Delhi. The brand offers aluminium fins, corten steel meshes and fluted metal panels in a variety of colours, textures, and finishes. The event involved five-panel discussions on metal in facades, its applications, sustainable aspects and its importance.
The architects on the first panel included Grigoria Oikonomou, Kamal Doshi, Rishu Anand, Vidhi Bhandari and Naveesh Sharma, sharing diverse opinions on the different applications of metals. Panel B consisted of Soham Doshi, Dhananjay Lakhanpal, Kartikeya Batra, Akshay Goel, and Amit Gulati with thoughts on parametric metal facades crafted in metal. Conversations included coin matrix, shingles, parametric facades, corten steel, copper and perforated metal facades.
Panel C involved names like Ranjit Kaur, Chandrika Sahay, Anoop Singh, Sanjay Sareen, Naina Miglani and Meenakshi Khanna on facade skins. Sustainable metallic elements were discussed among Panel D designers Debbayoti Dey, Debaditya Goswami, Natasha Kochhar, Pooja Jain and Ritu Singh. Towards the end, Panel E called upon famous names like Avinash Parimoo, Khushboo Madan, Sushant Verma, Harjas Kaur, Ajay Nirmal, Deepanjali Chawla and Bhuvan Kapila. The event was also attended by renowned names like Priya Doon, Sanjeev and Rashmi Tandon, Sumit Malik and more.