In addition to the research and design aspects of this project, Caliper Studio also fabricated the final piece as well as several mockups to test material assemblies. A unique flat pattern was created for each of the thirty-six tiles. This flat shape was then bent on a press brake into the basic panel geometry, without any torque in the panel. The final twisted shape was of each panel was only achieved when the precision-located laser cut holes on the panel flanges were matched up and bolted to the holes on the laser cut backer plate.
The entire assembly was built using pre-finished polished stainless steel sheet metal. To protect the finish, the factory film remained on the panels until the piece was installed onsite.
To learn more about the design of the Reflective Tiled Sculpture, see our architecture page.