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“The Parliament of Nature"/COP15. Gigantic circular table of maple, tabletop decorated with 1.957 holes filled with amaranth, showing a "Fibonacci series of numbers”, and 21 chairs of maple. Visible joints with amaranth, seat upholstery of dark red leather. Made over a two year period by cabinetmaker Tycho Axel Holm. Table: H. 73 cm. Diam. 550 cm. (22)
Made for the COP15, Climate Summit in Copenhagen. When establishing Tyge Axel Holm said: “I wish these people would sit down by my table and attempt to solve the problems. Nice and easy, without fighting.” The dots in the table top form a pattern modelled on the Fibonacci numbers (0+1=1, 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8 ...). This sequence is a universal description of population growth, and it recurs throughout nature, in snail shells or the patterns of sunflower seeds. The sequence is also closely related to the golden ratio in art.
Furniture and design, 9 March 2010