The bamboo structure is named after Fibonacci and employs the Golden Section throughout. The underlying structure is related to an iscosahedral form and uses the pentagram (five-pointed star) as a design motif.
Within Plato’s cosmology the icosahedron symbolised the element of water, the source of all life. The pentagram contains within its proportions the Golden Section, the signature of all organic life.
Fibonacci was a 12th century Italian mathematician who popularised the use of Arabic numerals in Europe.
He also the drew attention to the Fibonacci Series of numbers where the next number is created by the addition of the previous two, i.e. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21…etc. The series describes a characteristic growth pattern in plants and animals, and occurs within many other natural phenomena. When extended the ratio of numbers within the series increasingly approaches the value phi (1.61803399), or the Golden Section.
Civilisations such as the ancient Egyptians and neolitihic Britons used the Golden Section to proportion their buildings according to natural and cosmic harmonies.