“The hexagon is interesting, because it is both geometric and organic. It looks technical, but it was invented by nature”. Konstantin Grcic
Hives features one single module: an hexagonal brick handcrafted in extruded terracotta, an ancient material of which it preserves colour, texture and properties. Konstantin Grcic drew inspiration for this element from beehives, the most efficient structures found in nature, almost infinitely expandable. The result is a functional 3D element with an organically geometry, available in the size 13×22.5x7cm. Hives can be used both indoor and outdoor, so long as under cover, placing the elements in different positions in order to create contemporary and innovative aesthetic solutions. The bricks can be installed both in upright orientation, to build dividing walls, and in flat orientation. In this way, they can be placed laid flush with each other or in a staggered arrangement, giving birth to curved walls for the construction of architectural elements and furniture, such as columns, counters and table legs.