Geometric vs Organic Shapes


Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are defined as shapes that have regular appearance and are typically man made using machines. Examples are circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, ovals etc.


There are some geometric shapes found in nature however which include snow flakes, crystals and other naturally occurring forms.



Snow Flakes


Organic Shapes

Organic shapes are defined as shapes that are irregular or asymmetrical in appearance and tend to have a curvy flow to them. Nearly all shapes found in nature are organic in appearance. Examples are leaves, flowers etc.


There are shapes that are man made that are also organic in appearance, for example, the bath in the picture.



The new organic shape that has been discovered is the Trigeod. It merits being given a name to identify it by due to it’s unusual properties.


The Trigeod shape has been geometrically designed however it is irregular, therefore it is an organic shape. The shape has been dubbed a Trigeod because in it’s pure form, it is a three sided (tri) geometric (ge) however it is an odd (od) shape. Therefore “tri+ge+od”.  For practical reasons the manufactured shape has the pointy end removed creating another small side.


The first things that is important to know about the Trigeod, is that twelve arranged in sequence form a wheel.