Diatom is the first table of the modular furniture series designed by GG-loop, inspired by the relentlessly changing multitude of primary organic shapes, created through molecular growth processes.
Steel work | GG-loop with Saverio Petronella, Altamura (IT)
Design | GG-loop with Daniele Colombati
Size | 1500xH770mm
Material | Steel/Glass
Photographer: Michael Sieber
Launch Date | 12-17 April 2016
Launch Event | 13 April 2016 at 20.00
Event Location | Fuorisalone, Ventura Lambrate Via Privata Giovanni Ventura 15, Milano (IT) – Stand Q
Diatom is the first table of the modular furniture series designed by GG-loop, inspired by the relentlessly changing multitude of primary organic shapes, created through molecular growth processes. Inspired by the unicellular microscopic organism, Diatom’s frame is composed of extremely light elements forming a rigid and almost invisible structure.
Diatoms are unicellular organisms enclosed within a cell wall made of silica, displaying a wide diversity in form, usually bilaterally symmetrical. This imperfect symmetry, created when a diatom divides to produce two daughter cells, has inspired the ever changing look in the structure of the table.
The circular table has no front or back side, allowing an ever new experience of the piece when walking around it. The weight of the round glass top resting on the delicate diatomic cells creates a sculptural tension. When looking through the transparent surface the cells seem to float in the water like diatoms in their natural habitat.
GG-loop's furniture design is informed by natural processes, mathematical systems and harmonic proportions. At Ventura Lambrate they will showcase the first three pieces of the modular ever-changing furniture series: Vibrio (sofa), Diatom (table) and Zephyrus (cabinet). All of them are conceived to be transformed over time, according to the evolving needs of the user. As in Nature, these pieces organically modify, interact and respond thanks to basic natural principles of duplication and aggregation. These pieces belong to a family, born while developing GG-loop's main project of 2015, the interior design The Infection.