Have you ever taken a close look at the spots of a giraffe? Or a microscope image of a leaf? Or the pattern of a turtle shell? All these intricate patterns are made by nature but follow a quite simple mathematical formula. These patterns are called Voronoi. The Voronoi cells on this clock are laser cut. The side of the wood is black, resulting in beautiful depth and contrast.
The wood has been sanded. Battery (1x AA) not included. The clock produces a soft ticking sound.
In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a way of dividing space into a number of regions. A set of points (called seeds, sites, or generators) is specified beforehand and for each seed there will be a corresponding region consisting of all points closer to that seed than to any other. The regions are called Voronoi cells. It is dual to the Delaunay triangulation.
It is named after Georgy Voronoi, and is also called a Voronoi tessellation, a Voronoi decomposition, or a Dirichlet tessellation (after Lejeune Dirichlet). Voronoi diagrams can be found in a large number of fields in science and technology, even in art, and they have found numerous practical and theoretical applications.