Hortus Environmental Design Synergy

Hortus Environmental Design Synergy

New York, NY


Hortus Archive 2002: Pod Resting Surface - Prototyping and Production Phase

The Pod resting surface is inspired by the observation of the trigonometric (or unit circle) function and seed dispersal mechanism of the Magnolia Grandiflora seed pod.  The intent of the piece is to merge art with function and provide the user with a tactile experience as a manner of accessing art and mathematics.

Created with an integrally colored foam covered lightweight core and 4 way stretch lycra membrane capable of morphing into various shapes to accommodate an intermission for 1 to 5 users, the piece regains it's sculptural quality upon release of compression.

Patent pending.

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Status: Under Construction
My Role: Misty Gonzalez: Furniture Design