Geometrics: A History
To fully-understand the role of geometry and its impact in designing our office interiors, we can look all the way back to the 18th Century for some answers. By this point in time it was becoming more-and-more obvious that overpopulation was something that humans would need to address, for the first time ever. Advances in technology and the rapid growth of the population, had created a challenge for governments who wanted the growth in population to slow.
In 1798, a book named 'An Essay on the Principle of Population' by Thomas Malthus was published and immediately influenced much of the society at the time. Charles Darwin was influenced by its teachings, even 60 years later when he wrote 'Origin of Species'. The book gave birth to the term 'Malthusian', which describes a central paradox laid out in the text. The paradox suggests that because the population had increased geometrically (doubling every 25 years or so by multiplication), whilst food production only grew arithmetically (addition). The result will only mean low wages and starvation, simply because there isn't enough of everything to go around.