Last weekend, New York saw the opening of its first ever Museum of Math (MoMATH)—the first one in the States—which, for all its kid-friendly attractions, probably doesn't delve into higher-order phenomena such as, say, Voronoi diagrams, in which a space is divided into cells that correspond to 'seed' points. Each region is defined by being closer to a given seed point than any other, typically resulting in a pattern of abutting irregular polygons dictated by a set of points within a given space, such that their vertices are equidistant from three (or more) points.
Confused? Alan Rorie has designed a software tool to make Voronoi diagrams... into furniture. The San Francisco-based artist/designer explains in his Kickstarter pitch, below:
It's something like a scientific approach to Droog's infamous chest of drawers without the 'high design' pricetag: Rorie's voronoidal bookshelves are reasonably priced at $250 and $500 for small and large models, respectively. Check out the Kickstarter project page for more information.