Biomorphia

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Biomorphia as we call it here, is also known as 'Biomorphism'; is a design style which models artistic design elements on naturally occurring patterns or shapes reminiscent of nature and living organisms.

Taken to its extreme it attempts to force naturally occurring shapes onto functional devices.

The term was coined by the British writer Geoffrey Grigson and subsequently used by Alfred H. Barr in the context of his 1936 exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art.

Biomorphist art focuses on the power of natural life and uses organic shapes, with shapeless and vaguely spherical hints of the forms of biology. Biomorphism has connections with Surrealism and Art Nouveau. It's influences can be seen in painting, architecture, the decorative arts and industrial design. 


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