The Fractal Table

Material

Black walnut

Dimensions: 92cm x 40cm

Often my tables form a spiral, taking their inspiration from natural forms. This is the first time I kept the components in a linear, rather than a spiral pattern. I had to recall my school maths skills to calculate pi for each layer, which was crucial to this design!

‘So many things in nature grow in a spiral. The mediaeval Italian mathematician, Fibonacci, gave us the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, which yield what is known as the Golden Ratio. This ratio describes every spiral that we find in nature, from nautilus shells and pinecones, to spiral galaxies. The exploration of the possibilities yielded by such mathematical sequences is often reflected in my work.’

Max McCance