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Tyge Axel Holm: “The Parliament of Nature”/COP15. Gigantic circular table of maple and 21 chairs of maple. (22)

Description

“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.

This lot is subject to Artist's Royalty.
Auction

Furniture and design, 9 March 2010

Category

Modern furniture

Artist

Tyge Axel Holm

Estimate

500,000 kr.

Price realised

Not sold