A visionary’s journey from Pensacola to Paris, and back.
by Winston Perkins Photos by CL Aluma Designs
Aluma Designs was founded in 2003 by its Principal and Chief Designer, David Keigley, in the Miami Design District. A highly successful inter-
national model with a passion for photography and design, David left his hometown of Pensacola at a young age to
travel the world, capturing images of people, places and
objects through his lenses — as well as in his heart, mind
and soul. Years of involvement in the fashion industry and
exposure to the design capitals of the world coincided
with his quest for unique, break-through designs resulting
in products that are modern in nature, organic in spirit and
dynamic in function.
David’s first product happened almost by chance.
Yearning to start a family with his wife Carri and move
closer to home, he closed up his photography studio in
Paris and moved to Miami. David’s still images led him on
the hunt for contemporary, cutting-edge frames so he
could display an optimum amount of photos and change
them out as often as he liked. Unable to fulfill this desire in the market, he committed to creating the product him-
After considerable research and development, the patented Aluma Art Framing System was born. Based on
a primary structure of perforated, high grade aluminum combined with other contemporary materials and hard-
ware, the Aluma Art Framing System presents a simple yet versatile way of framing any media. The modern, industrial,
yet elegant environment provided by the frame serves as
a perfect compliment, while allowing the displayed piece
to be the shining star.
The new framing systems, dubbed Architek®, caused such
a sensation at trade shows and with the public in general that it was quickly patented both nationally and over-
seas. The natural evolution into the next product line was the creation of panel systems. By joining several frames
in a myriad of different configurations, striking displays
with built-in versatility could be created. From a BMW
showroom to a British Airways first class lounge, Aluma’s Architek® panel systems enhance any upscale brand.