Milky Star Coatrack by Pudelskern
As designers we sometimes work on products suitable for mass production. If so, the constant reproduction of an object is a declared goal. At the same time consumers want their objects to be unique and individual. We want consumers to be able to create individuality themselves. A possibility is to allow manifold individual arrangements of copies of a repeatable pattern. We can find such patterns in nature. Using ever more advanced techniques science can venture deeper into recognizing the fundamental building blocks of nature. The thrill to find the smallest units of all matter drives a whole army of scientists. The magic of this quest lies in the repetition of many identical copies that brings forth completely different forms.