# Golden Rectangle

This kitchen is a combination of 2 very beautiful indigenous woods – Cherry and Tiger Maple.

Built in 1999, this was our first truly continuous grain job. It was also the first job in which we utilized the “golden rectangle” as a design feature. For the uninitiated, the golden rectangle (also called the divine proportion) is a proportion that is found throughout nature. For example, if you were to mathematically calculate the curve of a leaf, the growth of a seashell, the rings of a sunflower, or even the proportions of the human body, you would end up with a final answer of astounding mathematical similarity. For those of you that have read The DaVinci Code, this is known as Phi.

The use of two woods in this kitchen made me attentive to the use of this proportion, as it would be the predominate visual representation. Calculations aside, you will agree that the images you see below are stimulating and inviting.