In the end, we went with an ultra-thin aluminium foil for the gilding, which shimmers as it catches the light.
Onorio explains his design:
“At first glance, this is a sweet looking robot, but he has a sinister intent. I really love the idea that the robot has a massive heart, but he’ll ultimately destroy everything in his path.
I consider most of my robots to be sympathetic, but there’s always the danger of a short circuit which turns them into incontrollable destructive monsters.”