Geometry in Nature: The Cure for the Common Design

Have you ever enjoyed something but couldn’t articulate why? The answer is a particular set of proportions – prevalent throughout the entire universe – which have been studied by scientists and mathematicians since ancient times.

Having spent the last 13 years becoming the foremost thought leader and expert on using the Golden Proportion for all fields of design and lecturing across the country, Mark Rosenhaus CKD will energize your intuition by creating eye-catching designs for your home. The Golden Rectangle and Fibonacci numbers reveal the secret geometry of pleasing proportions found in Nature.

Do you know what a pineapple, the space shuttle and your finger have in common? They all have proportions based on the Fibonacci Sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144,…etc., whereby adding consecutive numbers equals the third, and dividing adjacent numbers (21÷34=62%) produces the 62% Golden Ratio. In several surveys comparing rectangular shapes, 75% of the people preferred the Golden Proportion.

Not surprisingly, the DNA double helix fits within this same model and is imprinted in our brain. Additionally, we see this proportion in plants, animals, fish, Stonehenge, the Nautilus seashell and the spiral of the galaxies. This is the geometry of nature and the measure of how we intuitively perceive beauty and art.

  • Leonardo DaVinci’s drawing of a man outstretched within a circle is the familiar icon.
  • Michelangelo’s ‘David’ has the floor to navel distance 62% of his height.
  • The enduring Parthenon’s columns are also 62% of the temple’s height.
  • NASA Space Shuttle’s wingspan to length ratio is nearly ‘Golden’.
  • The Taj Mahal doorways and arches are proportioned similar to the width of the mouth and cheeks of a beautiful face.

“People are creatures of nature, hence an architecture which conforms to nature would conform to what is basic in people.” Frank Lloyd Wright.

In practical terms for kitchen, bath, office and living room design and remodeling, Rosenhaus Design Group uses this tried-and-true method to create balanced, vibrant and harmonious arrangements that will continue to hold your interest and add value to your home. By designing from the heart and not conforming purely to design trends, we create timeless pieces of art that your whole family will love for years to come.