The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review.
More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century.
I am shaken by this study, so I started drawing new insect species, to promote them but also as a form of shape exploration.
This led to a collection of furniture and objects I have designed based on these insect shape explorations.
Making of the prototype of the mirror rack
Polished brass, glass, mirror
Wine Cooler Table
Polished brass base table with a cut crystal glass cover, jade green marble table top.