In Japanese culture, Sangaku are
geometric problems engraved on wooden tablets, which in most cases illustrate
problems involving circles and ellipses inscribed one inside the other. This
gave rise to the idea of inscribing four different circles, two with a radius
of 40 cm and two with a radius of 20 cm, within an imaginary circle of 50 cm, creating
a new element governed by invisible but nevertheless perceptible geometric relationships.
The points of intersection among the various elements become the legs
supporting the four different tops, which skillfully fill and differentiate the
space, creating a perfect mix of solids and voids.