|The O2 Ribbon - Looking East|
Art and engineering come together in the beautiful slender ribbon design which is packed with the latest LED technology. Flexible tiles make up the screen which displays full colour video and graphics at a resolution of 1230 X 64. Achieving the shape in itself was a technical feat. To make the Ribbon effortlessly flow around the space it had to be precisely engineered to ensure it had structural integrity with the minimum of supports. Swarm’s designers and engineers worked meticulously to achieve this. The result is stainless steel ribs which are laser cut, rolled and then assembled as an interlocking 3D puzzle.
|The O2 Ribbon - Rear View|
|The O2 Ribbon - Looking west|
Project Director Ray Harris at SWARM said “This installation perfectly demonstrates the importance of understanding design, materials, technology and manufacturing. The convergence of which sit at the heart of Swarm’s ethos”