Superstar

The Naturoscopie I Shelf Mimics Natural Forms on Many Different Scales

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jun 14, 2012 • References: noeduchaufourlawrance and duendepr
A rational arrangement of lengthy ledges expresses the Naturoscopie I Shelf's function as a storage system, but sharply contrasts with the unpredictable structure of the supports that keep each plank level and evenly spaced. An organic frame of copper, carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb constructs a visually captivating lattice with its roots in natural forms.

What's particularly fascinating is the way that the Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance piece appears to mimic the anatomy of the cell or of the bone, but also the vast patterns drawn from the spatial relationships of stars and constellations. Loops and turns connect different fibrous branches of the unique small-scale scaffolding, enclosing parts of surfaces, bearing others and creating compelling visual effects within the Naturoscopie I Shelf.