Studiocharlie's Conchiglia Sideboard is Inspired by the Golden Ratio

 - Apr 9, 2011
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If you're a fan of geometry or even the Wizard of Oz, you might want to consider getting your hands on the Conchiglia sideboard. This stunningly unique piece of furniture resembles a certain famous yellow brick road.

Designed by Studiocharlie for Lema, the Conchiglia sideboard was not inspired by the movie world; instead, it was inspired by the geometric form of a spiral, also known as the golden ratio. Although I can't detect a single spiral in its design, that's not exactly the point.

According to the designers of the Conchiglia sideboard, we only ever see a portion of a spiral because it is too small at first and then, as it develops, it becomes too big. Similarly, as the Conchiglia sideboard "develops, the size of the doors increases, and where the details become invisible at the origin of the spiral there is a void, a concentrated space."