WertelOberfell & Matthias Bär

Project Description

Designed in collaboration with Matthias Bär and based on an earlier prototype called the “Fractal-T”, the Fractal.MGX is a coffee table derived from studies on the fractal growth patterns of trees. Reinforcing the burgeoning bond between nature and mathematical formulas, the table is composed of treelike stems that grow into smaller branches until they get very dense towards the top. Manufactured as a single piece, without seams or joints, using stereolithography and epoxy resin, the Fractal.MGX would be impossible to produce using other manufacturing methods.

Bio of Authors

The founders of WertelOberfell share a strong interest in new technologies and processes. Very early in their careers, Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel discovered the possibilities of computer-aided design along with the idea that software is not just an everyday tool but, through experimentation, is also a source of inspiration and a vehicle for discovering new and exciting form languages. Their work combines these experiments with the logic and beauty of organic forms as well as the reality of product design: the right use of materials, production processes, ergonomics, and functionality.