Building polyhedra - Leonardo da Vinci
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Discovering the world of Leonardo da Vinci and the engineers of the Italian Renaissance through their drawings, theories and ideas. From the drawing of Leonard...


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Leonard's Polyhedrons 👨🎨 🎨

Artist, painter, architect, engineer, scientist, inventor--despite his fame, all that remains of his flourishing career are the few famous paintings and a handful of sculptures.

Leonardo da Vinci and the "De divina proportione"
The concluding part of "De divina proportione" is in fact composed of sixty illustrated plates derived directly from as many drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.
The latter elaborated three-dimensional and perspective representations of polyhedra, in both "solid" and "vacuous" versions, presenting them suspended from a thin ribbon and surmounted by a tag containing the name in Roman capital letters.

The originals of these illustrations are now lost, although Pacioli had carefully preserved them.

Dahimo and the passion for historical models 🧡

Dahimo's historical models are made from the highest quality Italian woods including Walnut, Birch and Poplar.
Cutting and engraving techniques are done exclusively with numerically controlled laser machines. This has made it possible to use interlocking techniques, which are impossible to achieve by other means.

All our products are made from different types of wood that differ in their color, which we have left natural, without any kind of dye.

The brand

Meet Dahimo

Dahimo - Historic Models to Assemble is a creation born in the heart of Tuscany by Mauro Da Vela, a craftsman of wood and history.

Our philosophy is the search for form, in the balance of weights and measures.
While respecting Leonardo's inventive genius, our design is to take away, to eliminate unnecessary "frills." On the other hand, as Leonardo said, "Simplicity is the greatest sophistication."

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