Hence a feverish search for a partner, who takes care of the production of prototypes began.
For the sake of limiting the expenditure – different from the industrial approach – elements should not get formed as endless strands from liquid glass, but rather get bent to shape from sheets of float glass.
A large number of suppliers was asked for a quote: Industrial glass producers and glass works, smaller
specialist vendors, as well as individual glass artists. None of them placed a bid for this work. After weeks of fruitless search, the Designer eventually decided to create the prototypes on his own – admittedly without ever having worked with warm glass before...
The usual strategy, to transform a float glass sheet by lowering, clearly was no option in this case - the work-piece shape in question was too complex. Yet it appeared possible to the Designer to help gravity out a little. After countless experiments a kinetic bending device which limits the transformation to just the portions actually needed was chosen and built from laser cut stainless steel.