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Charles Trevelyan: The geometry of design

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In this short clip furniture and product designer Charles Trevelyan talks about the importance of maths in designing structures that are not only beautiful but also strong and fit for purpose.

To find out more about Trevelyan's work visit his website or read our interview with Trevelyan and fellow designer Gala Wright.

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The beautiful grain of the wood in the caption picture of this article reminded me of patterns I've seen discussed in chaos theory, in particular chaotic orbits. Is that picture actually of one of your creations? If so, did you have that intention? Does chaos theory play a part in your designs? At any rate, how does that particular kind of pattern affect the strength of the piece?

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