A peculiar approach to biomimicry in design can be observed in the Siamese collection by Mateusz Chmura. Looking at the different ways in which two fetuses might develop in conjunction, the designer was inspired to turn the human forms of siamese twins into functional pieces of furniture.
Here we have dressers, side tables, armchairs, a couch, a desk, a lamp and a coat rack. Each has a duality to its configuration, whether embodying a pair of distinctive entities, a more fluid fusion or a form that's somewhere in the middle. The two partner pieces are certainly not mirror images of each other either. The Siamese collection objects are whimsically distorted and, in many cases, apparently unstable.
The Siamese Collection Was Inspired By Unusual Embryonic Development
1. Biomimicry in Design - Opportunity for designers to explore unusual natural forms and incorporate them into functional furniture designs.
2. Functional Duality - Opportunity to create furniture pieces that embody two distinctive entities or fuse different forms together.
3. Whimsically Distorted Furniture - Opportunity to design furniture pieces that challenge traditional notions of stability and form.
1. Furniture Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity to create unique and unconventional furniture designs.
2. Interior Design - Opportunity to incorporate unconventional furniture pieces into interior design concepts.
3. Art and Sculpture - Opportunity to blur the lines between art, sculpture, and functional furniture design.