Monday, November 16, 2009

Chair #320

—Designed by Patrick Messier

Okay, how sweet is this? This designer created this chair for his pregnant wife! Do you love?! After looking in vain for a rocking chair that met all their criteria for good looks and comfort, Patrick decided to create one for Sophie. So he used the Fibonacci sequence to create curves on a grid. Made from one piece of moulded fiberglass, his method not only gave the chair strength in it's function, but also a sense of suspension. Rock-a bye-baby!

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Fibonacci Sequence & the Golden Ratio

The Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio are related, and have been around forever in mathematics and the arts—even music. Really... forever... because it occurs in nature! It starts with the number 1. Each additional number is the sum of the two numbers preceding it. For example 1+0=1, 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+2=5, 5+3=8 and on and on. Picture the cross section of a nautilus shell, or the petals of a flower. It's too "Mathy" for me to get into in depth here. Google it!

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