Armstrong® World Industries announced that it has acquired BŌK® Modern, a pioneer in the design and development of integrated architectural metal systems for a broad range of interior and exterior applications. BŌK has built its business on collaborating with architects, designers, general contractors, and installers to create an expanding portfolio of innovative architectural metal solutions, including façades, rain screens, fencing, and interior and exterior partitions. While many exterior metal elements are supported by bulky steel structures that are aesthetically unappealing, BŌK has developed elegant solutions that incorporate the structural support right into the design. These designs allow architects and designers to create beautiful, functional, and cost-effective buildings.
“BŌK is a strong complement to our growing metal category and will add new design capabilities to Armstrong with a particular focus on innovation that delivers a customer’s design intent with greater efficiency,” said Vic Grizzle, CEO and President, Armstrong World Industries.
BŌK was founded in Northern California in 2009 by designer Heddie Chu and architect Russ Naylor, who are both remaining with the company. With a unique approach to metal fabrication, design, and engineering, BŌK works to bring design visions into reality by combining the best design and technical approach to provide superior aesthetics with simplicity and efficiency.
“Much like Armstrong, we pride ourselves on helping designers and architects bring their vision to life with simple, elegant solutions,” said Chu and Naylor. “Armstrong has built a unique position in the industry for metal architectural solutions, and we’re excited about the growth we can achieve by partnering with Armstrong. We look forward to collaborating with the Armstrong Móz and Arktura businesses, along with our broader metal network, as we share a common passion for design and innovation in our DNA.”