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Fibonacci Furniture Collection

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Fibonacci Furniture Collection

Since ancient times, mathematicians, architects, artists and even musicians have advocated the meaning and power of the Fibonacci sequence. Inspired by its intricate value, artist Bensen has decided to design a collection of furniture around the theory, hoping to intrigue users’ thoughts and perceptions in a similar manner.

Written by Toh Shi Ting


Inspiration

It was almost by destined instinct that resulted in the creation of Bensen’s Fibonacci furniture collection.
The concept is simple, yet thought-provoking. All the designs originated on a basis of a problem put forth by medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, or more widely known as Fibonacci, in his Liber Abaci (Book of the Abacus). The principle: suppose that a single pair of rabbits in January breed a second pair by February. For every subsequent month, both rabbits breed a pair of rabbits, and each new pair also produces a pair a month. As the pattern continues, the numbers of pairs of rabbits each month forms the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence, {0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,….}.

The Fibonacci sequence is far from just a mathematical notion, but exists as an orientation within the natural world. If one looks closely around them, it is not difficult to spot the existence of this sequence in the spiral patterns of florets or beneath the escalating coil of a couch shell. Its presence is so hidden and magical yet the enigma is that humans observe it and strive to obtain it. It is exactly this intuition, which Bensen chanced upon during a seemingly unrelated IQ-test that propelled him to dream up a collection of furniture that operates by this harmonious rhythm of life.

The cult of the Fibonacci sequence thrives not only on its connate logic but also as a source of aesthetic harmony to many. In fact, since centuries ago, the sequence has been infused within many architecture designs such as the Greek’s Parthenon and the Egyptian’s Pyramids of Giza, and found within paintings such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Mona Lisa and Crucifixion by famous painter Rafael.

As an enthusiast of ancient architecture, art and science, it is no surprise how the Fibonacci sequence has more than accidentally inspired Bensen in his design.


Description

Building its design upon the Fibonacci sequence, which appeals most pleasingly proportionally to the human eye, every piece of furniture within the Fibonacci Collection presents itself in the most stable and attractive form. All of them exude a golden ratio, as clearly seen from the asymmetrically balanced lines and arcs found in the designs of the Fibonacci chairs, tables and footrests.

Coupled with the choice of natural materials such as tropical hardwood but also, oak or cherry as its main building element, the Fibonacci furniture collection resonates the notion of nature and modern simplicity. With its instinctive grains and long-lasting shine, the use of wood further adds class and value to the furniture, turning them instantly into aesthetics crafts. Apart from wood, aluminum and other metal alloys are also available upon request, for individual’s who prefer a stannic shine. More than its aesthetics value, the furniture embodies the union of logic and art, exhibiting the totality of life.

Bensen has also meticulously designed all the furniture in a way that can be easily disassembled and transported. This further lends ease and convenience for users and at the same time, allowing them to discover and experience the wonders of the Fibonacci sequence while assembling. With everything that a piece of the Fibonacci furniture entails, it is not hard to see why the Fibonacci Collection serves as the perfect furniture option for individuals who appreciate the marvel of science in life.

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