Created by the client's Interior Designer, installation is now imminent.
The layout is for a 36" X 36" shower. What you are looking at is left, center and right walls. The yellow tape is where the shower niche will be. There are 12,500 - 1" X 1" glass tiles in the design: many have been cut part to make the "wave" look. The interior designer has roughly 20+ hours in laying out the pattern, and there are probably another 20 hours to go. We begin installation on Monday.
There is every reason to be very neat when installing such small tile. If you put too much thin-set on the wall, it will press through the spaces between the tiles. Fortunately, not much cleanup was necessary because I use a dental tool to pick out the unwanted thin-set, which makes the work somewhat tedious.
This is one of the most technically challenging tile jobs that I have done to date. The first 1" x 1" tile is directly related to every tile in the niche. The grid matches exactly in all directions inside the niche, including the bottom of the shelf. In addition to the 12,500 tiles that make up the shower's walls, there are an additional 1300 1" x 1" tiles on the floor.