Do you break out in a cold sweat at the mere mention of mathematics? Does the term “geometry” send you running? Well, no worries here. For the purpose of discussion on this blog, let’s take a look at how geometry and geometrics are used in the realm of interior design and architecture.
A quick review
The true list of geometric shapes appears endless so, for our purpose, we will review the most common shapes used in design:
- Straight line
- Oval, circle and ellipse
Even to those of us who barely got through math class, these shapes are familiar. Just take a look at your surroundings and you will begin to see the use of one or a combination of geometric shapes that make up the design of buildings and furniture as well as its appearance on fabric patterns and accessories. Now here is a math test you can pass–How many geometric shapes can you spot in this photo of both old and new architecture?
Even fluid and organic items such as the architectural hardware designed by Martin Pierce feature many geometric shapes that include a circle, an oval, certainly a straight line, and even a triangle. Look closely at the design of our Hedgerow line and you will see evidence of these.
To view more items in all of these collections or to see our entire selection of custom hardware, please visit us at http://www.martinpierce.com. We promise there will be no math test!