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From Beehive Architecture to Biology Chairs

By: Vivian Lau - Published:
These hexagonal honeycomb furnishings are examples of modern architecture and design that emulate the fantastic models in nature.

Evolution is the greatest designer of all -- it is what allows Chameleons to change color and is behind the mechanics of the Venus Fly Trap. Bio-engineers acknowledge they have much to learn from nature and try to copy her designs to capture some of the same genius. It seems architects and home decor designers are following suit. The hexagonal shape of the bees' honeycomb, a completely natural and organic shape, is featured in modern homes as shelving, wall art and even boom box design.

This is probably not what environmentalists meant when they say there is a need for society to get in touch with nature, but recognizing its beauty is a step in the right direction.