Biomorphic is a desk design made by stretching plastic between a top and bottom surfaces, thus reducing the amount of material needed during fabrication.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Biomorphic was awarded the A Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.
“Form follows the material”: this is the main inspiration for this project.
Plastic materials are very malleable and can take any shape you give them. However when the viscous material is stretched, it self-organises into a very interesting way. The material acquires a branching configuration which seem to have structural sense under compression forces. In fact, a multi-directional support system performs better under compression forces than a linear one.
The material used for the manufacture of the prodcuts are bioplastics which can be derived from natural sources including starches.