Friday, 14 October 2011

geometric fever

Geometry existed before the creation.
Plato (429 - 347 BC)

In our digital times design innovation seems to find more
and more inspiration in Mother Nature trying to emulate
the organic engineering exactness through geometrically
structured forms, origami-like foldings, three-dimensional
molding and quick prototyping.

images 1-2 © by Irfan Redzovic
The dominant geometric tendency embraces the whole
range of product design where fashion is obviously in
the lead: Amila Hrustic is a product design graduate
from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, who conceived
five handcrafted unique dresses combining paper and
textiles based on the five Platonic solids 
called Plato's collection.

 'Fractus' (Latin for broken, fractured) is the name of 
a responsive wearable garment made of gem-like 
structures and LEDs inspired by a close-up view 
of sugar crystals. Developed by industrial 
designer Lana Raharuhi from Wellington,
New Zealand, the dress hides underneath its 
outer layer two breathing sensors connected to 
a LED matrix to create an ever-changing 
pattern across the whole dress through
the breath of the wearer.

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'Digitalized' is the latest collection of Spanish designer
Alba Prat from Barcelona, a graduate from Berlin
University of the Arts who created geometrically
constructed pieces originally inspired by 
the blockbuster movie 'Tron'.

images 5-6 © by Jonas Lindström
'Cloud' is the amazing interlocking tile
designed by Paris-based brother designers Ronan  
and Erwan Bouroullec for illustrious Danish textile
maker Kvadrat made of thermo-compressed
foam held together by rubber bands that once
linked creates an uneven surface.

image © by Paul Tahon & Bouroullec brothers
Lately Ukrainian architects Sergey Makhno and
Vasily Butenko created the interior design of the
Twister restaurant in Kiev sticking countless wooden
sticks together and geometric solids shaped 
armchairs looking like coniferous cones. 

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'Nido' means nest and it's a geometric yet uncommon
birdhouse by Spanish designer Alejandra Castelao
made of laquer coated ceramic and 'Holes' is a
light made of 20 triangles, 30 bars, 12 connectors
and 57 small holes by Dutch designer Bertjan Pot
for Arturo Alvarez collection.

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We're definitely living the geometrical era!

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