Ammonite Collection

Ammonite takes inspiration from the interlocking suture patterns found on the fossilized shells of ammonites, an extinct relative of the octopus that roamed the ancient oceans. Sutures are complex, fractal boundaries that separate the chambers of an ammonite's shell. Branching structures emerge during supercooled crystal growth due to the interplay of phase change and temperature as liquid becomes solid. 

The collection features fluid, branching forms where positive and negative shapes interpenetrate to form a complex boundary. Many of the designs are built from a series of topographic contours, each representing a snapshot of the growth process. Other pieces showcase the bold organic silhouettes of the final forms. The delicate stainless steel designs are mounted on high contrast black or white acrylic.