Designing the loop was very different to other design projects. We start with a piece a straight wire and bend it by hand until the form is perfect. It’s not possible to build in a computer, and is much more of a sculptural hands on approach to design. Once we have found the perfect shape, the challenge is then trying to replicate it. Because the shapes have an ever changing radius that often bend back on themselves, it is not possible to use an automated wire bending machine. We were lucky to find a skilled wire bending company who use custom made mandrils to hand bend the wire to shape. The mandrils are like sculptures and the wire goes through five different ones to make the desired shape.