Face of an angel
The Oakley Angel is twelve feet tall with a twenty-five foot wingspan
Dinsmore and Associates, Inc. is a single-source provider of product design and development, rapid prototyping, rapid manufacturing, 3D printing, and rapid tooling services.
With more than a decade of experience in rapid prototyping, the company offers a wide array of 3D printing services for a variety of applications — including its exclusive fine-resolution stereolithography (FRSLA) technique — to create some of the most detailed prototypes in the industry. The company’s expertise in crafting high-precision models has been used to create intricate medical devices, innovative consumer products, and even eye-catching art installations.
When lifestyle apparel brand Oakley, Inc. wanted a unique focal point for their London retail store, they trusted Dinsmore and Associates, Inc. to bring their vision to life. Since it debuted in April 2011, visitors to the Covent Garden O Store have been greeted by the Oakley angel — an impressive metal-and-carbon-fibre sculpture that features a 25-foot (7.6 m) wingspan, stands 12 feet tall (3.6 m), and weighs 1,500 pounds (680 kg). Working in tandem with their team of artists, Dinsmore meticulously replicated their design piece-by-piece so that it could be shipped and assembled on-site in London.