A simple 3D model of a Guilloche frieze pattern. The guilloche pattern (Guilloche ornament) can often be found under the name of the Greek guilloche pattern.

The term ‘guilloche’ originates from the 18th century and is of French origin. Guilloche pattern (Guilloche ornament) is an architectural decoration formed by two or more intertwining bands or strings, leaving circular openings which are often filled with round ornaments or design elements.


Guilloche frieze 3D model
3D CAD software used for modeling

Rhino 3D

Available NURBS and BREP file formats

.3dm (Rhino 3D software native file format) and .stp (standardized 3D graphic exchange file format).


This 3D model was created in Rhino 3D software, based on the 2D pattern that can be downloaded here: Guiloche interlaced frieze patterns

The guilloche has often appeared in various cultures (Assyrian, Greek, Roman ...) and artistic styles throughout history. It has been one of the most used patterns of all times, and we are convinced that this bas-relief of the Greek guilloche pattern will be beneficial to a large number of people. When you open the files, you will see that they contain only a small segment of the above bas-relief. By simply copying or making small modifications, from this 3D segment you can create a 3D frieze ornament of any length, and you can also make guilloche borders of various shapes. 


Submitted by Ceh Jan