Biomimicry of the Sun: Fresnel Lens with Dawn B. Haleta

In an attempt to make a Fresnel Lens in the historic style of the original 1921 lens designed by Augustine Fresnel, Dawn B. Haleta contacted our studio in February 2014. The initial lens was 3D printed using data from a lighthouse engineer working in the restoration of Fresnel lenses. After making a series of moulds from her 3D printed form, we cast the Fresnel lens in Optic Crystal.

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In the making:

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