Could anyone provide advice on what would be an effective way of building something similar to the staggered block matrices as shown in the two photos below:
Regarding materials, solid wood would surely be too heavy and expensive. MDF would likely also be too heavy?
Another alternative could be a foam-based product, but I would be concerned about longevity. It could begin to wear and look shabby over time.
To achieve a glossy finish, would a vinyl or some sort be better than paint?