Japanese studio Nendo and specialist metal company Wakazono have machined a 15-kilogram vase from a 100-kilogram block of aluminium in an intricate process that took seven months.
The surface of the vase has been precision milled with four layers of tiny grooves, which create different decorative patterns depending on the position of the viewer.
Using tiny cutters of less than a millimetre in diameter, the aluminium surface was repeatedly undercut to create a shimmering laced effect.
The form of the vase was first cut from a solid block of aluminium using a multi-axis milling machine. After this the complex surface pattern was created by milling multiple layers of channels of depths as little as half a millimetre.
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