Designing unique dies is a pattern-making art. There are many designers who have developed this medium. Zahner worked on the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Its facade design by Studio Hillier uses a custom die, which creates an illusion of circular solids across many of the building’s faces. In addition, the metal surfaces were stacked, which created diamond-shaped moire patterns across the surface.
As a medium, perforated metal is still in its infancy, and there are many avenues for designers to explore. To learn more about developing a custom punch, contact a member of the Zahner sales team.