Inspired by diatoms observed under the microscope, I found a myriad of pores, symmetry and patterns. I began to researching further the structure and shapes of diatoms and sketching drawings .
From initials sketches I made a clay model and analysed the results. Repetitive patterns found in diatoms and the fact some diatoms form colonies or chains -like a lego block; they are uniform and interlocking.
I wanted to replicate this natural beautiful pattern in a mass produced way. The diatom can be thread through the pores vertically or horizontally.