Lightweight, but incredibly strong Aluminium is the most commonly occurring metal in the earths crust. It is fully recyclable, resistant to corrosion and also nontoxic. Aluminium is a silvery-white metal that is soft and malleable.
First produced in 1825 in an impure form by Danish physicist and chemist Hans Christian Ørsted, it’s refined version is now used in a huge variety of products including cans, foils, kitchen utensils, window frames, aircrafts and at times door hardware.
In recent times we have also seen aluminium used in large scale architectural projects as reflective cladding for skyscrapers and commercial buildings, such as the CTLES in Paris and the New York flagship store for Hublot.