A wooden box created from a fascination with complex patterns and structures in nature.
The Voronoi principle: a Voronoi tessellation is a method of partitioning a plane into regions. This is based on distances to points in a specific subset of the plane. Those sets of points (seeds) are specified beforehand, and for each seed there is a corresponding region called a Voronoi cell.
The applications for the Voronoi method of space division ranges widely, and includes applications in Astrophysics, computational chemistry, epidemiology, architecture, mining, and autonomous robot navigation to name but a handful.
The Generative Process:
Translating a list of GPS co-ordinates of world cities into a graphic voronoi pattern.
Voronoi Gift Boxes:
Application of the generative process in the manufacture of a product
My beautiful sister got married to her lovely wife in 2012. I wanted to make a special gift for them: Something that would be beautiful, functional, interesting and imbued with symbolic meaning. So I asked them for a list of places with significance to them as a couple: where they grew up, where they met, went on holiday, shared meaningful moments etc. From this list of places I generated a Voronoi tessellation that tells their story. The resulting pattern was then used to create the structure of panels for a box which I laser-cut and assembled out of ply-laminated maple.