[READ] Telling the Story of Japanese Forests Through Design
Inspiration meets interpretation.
Designer hiroyuki morita of Japan created the “Embodiment of Fractal” as a tangible exploration of the natural world, inviting the viewer to experience the visual and tactile experience of the fractal growth of a Japanese forest. Though forests make up 66% percent of Japanese territory, the country is known for its misuse of natural materials – particularly woods.
The piece, which is based on the growth fractal or broken conifers, it is meant to serve as a template for the use of these recovered, small-diameter woods. Materials were chosen according to the restrictions put in placed by the forestry commission and adaptable pieces can be configured as shelves or tables.