Just recently, the 2022 edition arrived containing real samples of 72 of the most popular designs including 10 new ones. In total, Metalcolour keeps about 400 designs in stock and another 1000 are available on short notice.

By experience, we know that our DOBEL Design Chart over the years has been an important source of inspiration for architects and designers all over the world.


Our goal when updating the Design Chart is to match ongoing and upcoming trends in the best way possible.Among the new designs you’ll find beautiful patterns creating a feeling of Corten steel, concrete, different kinds of wood and textile. There are also new designs in different shades of solid white, in our DOBEL Ocean Sky collection for ceilings. In the introduction pages of the Design Chart, all new designs are specified as well as discontinued ones.


In the early 70s, Metalcolour played an active role in setting a new standard for material choice and the manufacturing of Cruise Ship Interiors. By introducing DOBEL Film Laminated Metal in 1974, Metalcolour initiated the transition from using piece coated traditional materials to using Metalcolour pre-painted metal and film laminated metal. That resulted in a bit of a revolution for the industry. With the transition came several benefits including safety and durability properties.

Obviously, it was a successful move since the technique still is standard when designing and manufacturing cruise ship interiors.


DOBEL film laminated steel and aluminium offers the possibility for design, form, and function in an industrialized and economical way. The combination of metal properties (strength and shapeability) together with design properties in laminates gives a versatile material applicable to many areas of use.   

Through the DOBEL brand Metalcolour is continuously pushing the standard to higher levels. By using the non-stick protective foil as a standard, the surfaces are securely protected from damages during production and handling. Once the end-product is finalized the protective foil is easily removed leaving the surface clean, ready to use with no glue residues on the surface. DOBEL® film laminated metal is also 100 percent recyclable.


What about safety properties? Safety is of course one of our highest priorities and the ability to withstand physical impact and to reduce spreading of fire, is crucial. All materials and products must fulfil demands stated by certificates and approvals as a guarantee for safety in general. As an example, DOBEL F105 series by Metalcolour are tested and certified according to the highest standards in safety.


In general, flat sections like wall panels and ceilings are the most common suitable applications for film laminated metal. It is also perfect for bending, profiling, deep-drawing, perforating etc, which broadens the possibilities of application. These properties also make it an excellent choice for back of seats, doors, partition walls, toilet cabins, bistro desks and technical and bag compartments.


Film laminated metal is also well known for its strength and resistance to wear. The metal core is not easily stressed, and the laminate is made of extremely durable material.


The manufacturing of the laminates used is carefully monitored. This minimizes the risk of disturbing deviations in colour, embossing or pattern, ensuring the product to be more stable than many other materials. With a strict control of both incoming and outgoing material we make sure that even material from different batches can be mixed for the same project. 


That is almost an understatement in this context, Metalcolour keeps over 400 designs in stock and another 1000 are available on short notice. You can even get a design exclusively of your own for a special purpose.

With the possibility to choose thickness of the metal base for different properties we can make the product as strong, and light as needed. All this together, makes film laminated metal an excellent choice for cruise ship interior design.


At metalcolour.com you will find more information about Metalcolour, our products and how we can help you. Please contact one of our sales representatives, you will find their contact info at metalcolour.com.