Monday, January 25, 2010

Building form

One of the best things about teaching is the bag of tricks that you get to put together to build a project. Next up for my furniture students is a simple stool, using the structural knowledge embedded in these drawings by 19th century scientist Ernst Haeckel. A contemporary of Darwin, Haeckel out drew the great man but maybe did not get as much "right". But for now it will be a tremendous design challenge to understand the potential of these drawings.

2 comments:

Ghislaine said...

wow - I want to be in your class!

Sara said...

me too thanks for this historical link up. I'd seen these images online before but no idea where they came from.