Utilizing custom designed software, Zhoujie Zhang codes a series of rules for each Digital Vessel pattern. Zhang selects the most intriguing shapes from the computer-generated designs, and laser-cuts a 2D paper model. He experiments with paper folding to discover the best possible 3D shape for each computer-generated pattern. Next, the design is scaled to final size and laser cut onto a solid piece of stainless steel. After each steel pattern has been laser-cut, it is polished and hand-folded by Zhang and his team. Because each vessel is carefully hand-folded, its exact shape cannot be replicated. Given this human touch, every vessel is unique and may not be exactly as shown in photos.