A ceiling made of CNC-milled hand-assembled pieces

A collaboration between artisan chocolatier Ben Johnson of Blue Table Chocolates, the University at Buffalo in the US, and local craftsmen and designers created a ceiling of CNC-milled, hand-assembled painted pieces, inspired by chocolate.

The design of the ceiling was inspired by “by an image of golden, silky, and flowing untempered chocolate”. It was designed for a new workshop and retail space in Buffalo, New York.

The custom millwork was a collaboration between the architect’s father, a craftsman and chemist, and one of the firm’s designers. Student interns at the University of Buffalo’s digital fabrication lab utilised robotic precision and handcraft to create the cascading golden ceiling.

Photos: Kim Smith Photo (via V2com)