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UTOPIA’s Bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet Brings the Golden Ratio Into Your Home

Posted By Morgana Matus On October 22, 2012 @ 5:10 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Transforming Furniture | No Comments

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The Fibonacci sequence [1] occurs frequently in nature – from the structure of a nautilus shell to the scales of a pine cone or center of a sunflower [2]. Now Italian design studio UTOPIA [3] has created a bamboo Fibonacci Cabinet that allows you to bring the genius of the universe into your home! Inspired by a traditional Chinese medicine cabinet, the system consists of seven separate units that combine to form the Golden Ratio (and a beautiful piece of furniture).

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The aptly-named UTOPIA [3] design studio has harnessed the wisdom of nature to build a modern, elegant cabinet. Constructed from eco-friendly bamboo [4], the Fibonacci Cabinet [5] takes its dimensions from the Golden Ratio [6]. Each of the seven drawers is a different size that conforms to the mathematical series. They can be removed independently from their partners, letting the owner use the elements individually or as a complete set. Chinese-style legs support the puzzling piece of furniture, and the stand can be separately used to create a table. The Fibonacci Cabinet is available for sale through the company’s website with price provided upon inquiry.

+ UTOPIA Architecture and Design [3]

Via Gizmodo [7]

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[1] Fibonacci sequence: http://inhabitat.com/13-year-old-makes-solar-power-breakthrough-by-harnessing-the-fibonacci-sequence/

[2] sunflower: http://inhabitat.com/university-of-wisconsin-madison-take-inspiration-from-sunflowers-for-solar-tracking-system/

[3] UTOPIA: http://www.utopiadesign.cn/en/index.html

[4] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/tag/bamboo/

[5] Fibonacci Cabinet: http://www.utopiadesign.cn/en/FibonacciCabinet.html

[6] Golden Ratio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

[7] Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5953532/this-mathematical-cabinet-brings-fibonacci-to-your-living-room

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