3D Printed Signage for the Met Breuer

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3D Printed Signage for the Met Breuer

As part of our ongoing relationship with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Duggal’s Shawn Hallinan worked with the design team at the Met to create 3D-printed signage for the Met Breuer’s Siah Armajani: Follow This Line exhibit.

© Photo courtesy of Meiling DellaGrotte-Walter

The Met wanted a gradual incline over the full title, creating a ramped effect that evoked a feeling of depth to complement Armajani’s work. The letters angle down from a high of 4 inches to just 1/16th of an inch.

© Photo courtesy of Meiling DellaGrotte-Walter

Working with Duggal’s Howard Silverstein on the fabrication, we used 3D printing to achieve the desired effect. Each of the deep letters took 12-15 hours of print time. The letters were then hand-sanded before being painted blue on top (to match the color of the floors) and white on the sides. Adhesive was added to the base of each letter for application to the floor surface.

This time lapse is of the ‘S’ and ‘i’ printing, which took 31 hours!