Hull based approved fabricators Ino-plaz recently completed a challenging hanging sculpture bringing together fabricated Perspex® clear acrylic and dichroic film. Fusing art with their innovative fabrication techniques, the team produced a unique colour changing centrepiece suspended from the double height ceiling of the Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) in Kingston-upon-Hull.
Each disc is manufactured from 10mm clear Perspex® acrylic, oven formed to 1 of 3 different curves. Each disc was then covered in dichroic film, each measuring a minimum of 1 metre in diameter.
Oven drape forming was performed in house at Ino-plaz and enabled them to use identical moulds for each of the 3 curves being replicated within the design.
The dichroic film changes colour when viewed from different angles and gives each disc a rainbow colour that changes upon viewing angle and even time of day. The stimulating floating sculpture creates a talking point and inspiration for the colleage specialising in mechatronics and digital technology.
Ino-plaz offer over 14 different services from acrylic fabrication to CAD work and pride themselves on their bespoke capabilities. With a design reliant on physics and mathematics yet creating a delicate inspiring rainbow colour, the UTC project demonstrates the capabilities of Ino-plaz perfectly.
To find out more about Ino-plaz visit www.ino-plaz.co.uk.