TIE not Tie (think StarWars)
TIE is now available to buy.
After the brief if agreeable distraction of picking up an award for the Design in March, http://www.homesandgardens.com/events/awards/classic/2009/278596/2009_lighting_award.html, the long process of getting the product to market is at an end.
Innermost have TIE in stock in the UK this month. www.innermost.co.uk
In the intervening period, the nerve injury to my feet, acquired while creating the original prototypes has thankfully healed.
Rolling aluminium blanks barefoot with a cardboard tube is not to be recommended.