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Fractal Table MGX by Platform

Fractal Table is a result of studies into fractal growth patterns that can be found in nature and which can be described with mathematical algorithms. Per definition a fractal is a fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity.

Treelike stems grow into smaller branches until they get very dense towards the top to form a quasi-surface. The structure starts quite unorganized at the bottom and gets progressively organized till it ends in a regular grid, thus a progression from an approximate fractal to a fractal with exact self similarity. To achieve this result different CAD software, both for nurbs modeling and polygon modeling, was used.
Fractal Table II is the evolutionary next step of Fractal Table I which was introduced to the public in Milan 2008. It takes functional needs, such as stability and usability, into account.

Fractal Table II, by Platform, for MGX by Materialise


Friday, April 24th, 2009


Konstantin Beta by Nika Zupanc
Draeger House by Philippe Stuebi Architekten

 

2 Responses to
“Fractal Table MGX by Platform”

  1. thomas Says:

    beautiful, but: "It takes functional needs, such as stability and usability, into account." – pfff… so the subtext is that Fractal Table I fell over? And Fractal table II can presumably have an object placed on top of it. Perhaps Fractal Table III will even be "dustable". Looking forward to Salone del Mobile 2010!

  2. royal creme Says:

    I would have wanted for more from the table top.

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