Sometimes the ultimate way to transform a space is to make your mark
where it’s least expected—by turning an ordinary ceiling or wall into
a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Enter USG Pixels® Metal Ceiling Panels and USG Pixels® Wall Mounted
Panels. These unique panels have versatility designed into their very
core, from the visuals you create with them, to how you can install
them in your space. And versatility is exactly why USG Pixels® was
created; the product gives architects and designers the ability to
customize a ceiling or wall by adding a distinctive image to it,
making the space they’re designing look entirely unique.
But there is a lot more to USG Pixels® than eye-catching imagery.
Here are a few of the key factors that make the product so exceptional.
With USG Pixels®, the possibilities are endless
there’s no limit to the range of designs that can be rendered on USG
Pixels® panels, the opportunities for customization don’t end there.
USG Pixels® is created by perforating aluminum panels with hundreds
of different-sized holes to create the chosen image, and architects
and designers can choose between three different resolutions based
on aesthetic or budget considerations. Images can be positive for
use with backerboard or negative for use with energy-efficient LED
Customers can also choose between flat
white and silver satin finishes for the metal itself. Lastly,
there’s no limit to the size of the image, or of the ceiling or wall
that can be covered with USG Pixels®. This creates an endless array
of possibilities for design into the panels, from company logos, to
historic photographs, to city skylines.
Making USG Pixels® is a marriage of programmable technology and
Peder Gulbrandsen, Product Designer at USG,
said, “There has always been a need for customization in ceiling and
wall design, but that can be hard to do with a mass-produced
product. When we make USG Pixels® we really do customize the design
In order to help architects and designers
achieve the customized designs they wanted, USG had to innovate the
way it integrated programmable technology into the manufacturing
process. The USG sales team works with clients to concept their
designs and the images they want on the panels. Specs for those
images are then taken to the Ceilings Solutions Group and
manufacturing teams, where designs are drawn up and sent on for
processing by the plant.
“The way we execute USG
Pixels® is really unique to metal processing,” said Gulbrandsen.
“When you look at the technology we use, it’s like a printing
process, only we’re actually perforating the designs into the
USG Pixels® can be used for both ceiling and wall design
When designs are perforated onto USG Pixels®, it can be done in
one of two ways: on one larger, continuous panel, or throughout
multiple contiguous panels. The former is an excellent choice for
installing on a wall as a mural element, and the latter makes sense
for use as a ceiling covering.
Gulbrandsen finds that
more customers are actually choosing USG Pixels® for wall fixtures.
However, if an architect or designer is planning a customized,
high-end design space like a retail store, lobby, civic building, or
airport, the sleek visual effect of USG Pixels® over a ceiling or
large wall is sure to be a stunner.
You can find more information on USG Pixels® specifications and
uses, as well as inspiration on how to use the product on our ceiling
panel and wall-mounted
panel product pages.