Collection by Aaron Britt

Nature/Data at Industry Gallery


On Saturday, Industry Gallery in Washington DC opened the show Nature/Data to showcase the work of the New York–based Italian architect and furniture designer Antonio Pio Saracino. Taking the intersection of natural forms and hi-tech manufacturing, Nature/Data reflects one of designs most promising current fascinations: channeling the structures found in nature through the latest in computer-aided design processes. The result, in Saracino's case, is a small cache of furniture that owes a clear debt to both ends of the nature-data continuum. Have a look at this slideshow comprised mainly of seating for a glimpse into what the future of your living room just might look like.The show runs through October 30th.

The Blossom Chair reacts to pressure when sat upon.
The Cervo chair is meant to mimic the antlers of a deer, though it also has a distinctly ribcage feel to it. Or perhaps...
The Molecular chair looks as though it's made of just that: molecules blown up millions of times, hanging onto each...
The Ray chair is composed of "rays" of rubber foam put together to form an almost crystalline seat.
The larger sofa form of the Ray collection conforms to the same principles.
The Modular chair is a prototype made by Polimodel in Italy.