What's in a name?
Where does ''Vitruvion'' come from?
Vitruvius was a Roman author, architect, engineer, and military man.
His writings have influenced many throughout the ages,
including Leonardo da Vinci.
His observations of architectural structures were centred around biomimicry (architecture as imitation of nature and the wider cosmos), and the notion of the human figure as the principal source of proportion.
In his often-referenced guide The Ten Books on Architecture he established three guiding (Vitruvian) virtues for the Romans to consider in their buildings:- firmitas, utilitas, and venustas, meaning: stability, utility, and beauty.
Vitruvian’s treatise is the only significant writing on architecture to have survived from classical antiquity, and has undergone several renaissances throughout the ages.
It was these writings that 400 years later inspired Leonardo da Vinci, who - placing his own interpretation on them - created one of the most recognisable symbols of perfect human proportions:- the Vitruvian Man.
He was (and is still considered) the consummate Polymath – a phenomenally talented all-rounder who’s ideas and inventions were well ahead of their time.
At Vitruvion, this is our inspiration and our aspiration.
To be grounded in ancient wisdom - yet challenge established thinking.
To observe, distill, design and to make, while seeking continuous improvement and efficiency.
To keep our learnings broad, but our focus sharp.
To stay curious, explore the unorthodox and seek ingenuity – while remaining human-centered.
Strength . Functionality . Beauty.