The Samara Table

Material

Teak

Dimensions: 94cm x 44cm

I wondered how far I could take a spiral design without compromising the integrity of the table’s structure. When finished, I was reminded of the flight path of a falling sycamore seed. These seeds are known as samaras.

‘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