# THE GOLDEN RATIO

Since antiquity, the underlying proportions of the Golden Ratio have served as the epitome of beauty and aesthetics. Even today, this perfect proportion can be found in art, in architecture, in design – and elsewhere.

The Golden Ratio is evident everywhere in nature, which is why we use it as the guiding principle in the design of our products. It arises from the equality of proportions, when the relationship between the larger and the smaller part is the same as that between the whole and the larger part. This ratio, this formula – the phi number from mathematics – is 1.618.

All glass and porcelain products are carefully conceived in accordance with the Golden Ratio, making every piece genuinely pleasing to the eye and energetically in alignment with the flow of life force energy.

# THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE

The Fibonacci sequence of numbers is based on this same principle as the Golden Ratio, and describes the characteristics of growth processes which can be found in nature, for instance in the leaf and flower position of plants. This arises, for example, in left and right handed spirals with a ratio of 8 to 13, or 21 to 34 (all numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.) When dividing these numbers the result is always 1.618, which is known as “Phi” or the Golden Ratio.

Each individual core in a sunflower basket belongs to a left-handed and a righthanded spiral. The remarkeable thing is that the number of spirals are without any exception only adjacent numbers of the Fibonacci numbers sequence. In sunflowers for example, you find always The Fibonacci numbers sequence in Nature spiralcombinations of 21/34, 34/55, 55/89, and especially in large sunflowers also 89/144 cores. This principle also applies to daisies, pine cones, cabbage, pinapples ...

Fibonacci numbers sequence:

1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8, 5+8=13 ...

21+34=55, 34+55=89, 55+89=144 ...

Ratio between the two numbers in Fibonacci sequence is allways 1,62 which is the Golden Ratio.

34:21=1,62 55:34=1,62 89:55=1,62