Biomimicry in Furniture Design

TAVŞAN F., Sonmez E.

7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece, 5 - 07 February 2015, vol.197, pp.2285-2292 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 197
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.255
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.2285-2292
  • Keywords: Furniture design, Biomimicry, nature
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Nature, is a big factory, where the faults are kept at a minimum, choosing the most suitable material of all for the purpose, recycling them, and even changing every ingredient as conditions impose. Biomimicry examined models in nature, then imitating these designs or taking inspiration from them which aims to provide solutions to people's problems is one of the new branches of science. From past to present many disciplines have produced designs and solutions inspired by the nature. Interior architecture is also one of the this disciplines. Interior design, interior, structure, comfort, and materials in furniture design, as well as the influence of these designs are carried out. Furniture has always been a symbolic aspect of the life style and cultural richness of mankind. Form, structure or materials in the nature as used for furniture design both for aesthetic and practical purposes. In the study, designs were made with inspiration from macro and micro sized living beings in the nature. Within the concept of Biomimicry, furniture designs were made, which were inspired by both forms and structures in the nature and applied exactly. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.