# PENTA & SIGN'D

Scraps of burled wood meet high gloss black lacquer and matte nickel. Pentagons regularly occur in nature. You have the pentagonal cross-section of okra, morning glories, and starfruit. Also, note the pentagonal configuration of the seeds in the cross-section of an apple. In geometry, a pentagon is a five-sided polygon. A pentagon may be simple or self-intersecting—the internal angles of a simple pentagon total 540°. A pentagram is an example of a self-intersecting pentagon. The idea behind Penta Chunk was to take in irregularly-sided chunk of wood and have it become each of the six sides of a cube. The result is a very interesting, unapologetic geometry—limitless possibilities regarding material choices for the various sides. I went a sophisticated route, marrying the wood with high gloss lacquers and metals. Sign'd on Stand is a whimsical take on misdirection (note the base).