Final result © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Arte
After acquiring a special vintage wine, rumoured to have belonged to Napoleon, artist Paula Crown commissioned Factum Arte to design and produce a custom-made case in dichroic glass. The artist's vision required precision work on the part of Factum Arte's design team to create a multi-faceted top-opening volume with iridescent surfaces.
The end result is supported by a core of transparent acrylic, which was CNC-milled using a 3-axis robot and finely polished, almost invisible within the fragile surface of the dichroic glass surfaces. The surfaces have been cut by hand and individually connected by a thin bevel: only a discreet, fine line separates the different refractions of the dichroic facets.
Elements division in the first proposal © Factum Arte
Mock-up design proposal © Factum Arte
Final result (empty) © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Arte
Production Design: Francesco Cigognetti
Production Control: Damian Lopez Rojo
CNC-milling: Carlos Alonso
Assembly: Factum Arte