The Hexagon as a Trending Shape

The Hexagon

The Hexagon and hexagonal shapes have a long-standing significance in nature, architecture, and design. It is of infinite interest to many scientists and philosophers to try to understand how bees came up with the shape that you see below.

In architecture, the hexagon is one of the classic shapes that compose the sacred geometry. These are considered proper when building religious edifices across multiple religions. While the use of the pentagon in Washington, D.C. is far better known, Fort Jefferson outside of Key West is a perfect example of the hexagon in architecture.

This spring, the very interesting site ApartmentTherapy.com, in previewing the High Point furniture market, singled out this piece from Henredon, the Revenel Bookcase. Clearly, a furniture homage to the hex!

We here at Marble Systems understand very well the place of the hexagon as a stone mosaic. When you are going through your kitchen mosaic ideas and your bathroom mosaic ideas, it will serve you well to keep this shape in mind. Not only is it a long-standing design element in stone, it also offers some very important functionality.

Please take a look at the two images above. You will see that when you use a hexagon shape in this sort of nominal size and scale you create a grid. This grid is formed by the stone and the grout and will yield a very non-slip surface. Of course, this a is a salient point to consider in any area that may be subject to occasional or even constant standing water.

Marble Systems offers this trending shape, The Hexagon, in many different stones. Stop by, call in, or email one of the Marble Systems showrooms. The professionals there will bring you entirely up to speed on your options in using this classic shape.