I have always been fond of the fractal curves and generative art… So when I stumbled on the Moore curve, I had an idea. I really wanted to make a physical object based on it, as it had all the right properties to be easy to do. Hope you like the end result!

What started out as an experiment, ends-up being much nicer than expected. I’ve always been interested in the nice looking fractal curves. Some of them are nice on screen (think about Mandelbrot, Julia, …) but it’s not so easy to make a “real” life version of them.

Well I did stumble across the Hilbert curve a long time ago, but somehow missed the Moore curve. This one has a few nice properties that are interesting to turn it into a physical object.

For one, it is rather simple, so it can be traced by a CNC without too many issues. It does not contain holes that would allow pieces of material to fly during the cutting process. Finally, the end of the curve is right next to the start… So it is very easy to “close” it.

So I decided to cut the curve in plywood to make a table mat. I even gave it a name…

I Want Moore