San Carlos Research Laboratory


If you are interested in supporting the efforts of New Form Technology, or being involved with research at the new facility, please contact Frank at: 415-221-5883, or via our web form.

Donations can be given tax-free through the Raphael Medical Foundation, P.O.Box 2814, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

New Form Technology is a research organization with the goal of developing applications for the work of Frank Chester, a visionary geometer, sculptor, inventor, and discoverer of the first seven-sided volume with faces of equal area, known as the Chestahedron. For years Frank has been working alone from his small apartment in San Francisco, but the time has come to take the work forward. New Form Technology is seeking to implement a three-phased strategic plan:

Phase 1: (? Complete!)

  • Acquire research laboratory ?
  • Initial seed grant to begin operations ?
  • Allow donors to give tax-free contributions ?

Phase 2:

  • Funding for materials and equipment
  • Vortexial mixing experiments

Phase 3:

  • Open facility to community involvement
  • Develop marketable applications
  • Identify new and promising avenues of research

New Form Technology has recently completed phase one of the strategic plan with the official opening of the NFT Research Center in San Carlos, CA, due to a generous donation of a suitable building from ADCO Outdoor Advertising. This facility includes a wood/metal shop and work space of approximately 2000 square feet. Additionally, an initial seed-grant of $5000 has been granted to NFT by the Raphael Medical Foundation, a research organization located in California, which is enough to get the research ball rolling.

NFT is currently converting the facility into a working research lab environment. Once this is done, initial research will concentrate on the CVO (Chesta Vortex Organizer), a mixing device geared towards water enhancement for agricultural, biodynamic, household, and medical use. (See video below.)

NFT is now actively seeking funding and support for phase two of the strategic plan. 

This involves the planning, fabrication, and testing of alternate designs. The funding goal for stage two is $25,000. This goal includes allocation for the following:

  • testing/measuring instruments
  • municipal utilities
  • metal and wood supplies/fabrication
  • staff requirements
  • insurance
  • computers
  • miscellaneous motors
  • small water tanks
  • clear plastic tubes and spheres

Phase three has a funding goal of $60,000, which will allow NFT to gear itself towards full scale production, testing, marketing, outreach, and coordination with other organizations and universities. Ultimately NFT wishes to make the laboratory available to the wider community for collaborative research efforts that are oriented towards bridging scientific, artistic, and spiritual modes of working.

If you are interested in supporting the efforts of New Form Technology, or being involved with research at the new facility, please contact Frank at: 415-221-5883, or via our web form.

Donations can be given tax-free through the Raphael Medical Foundation, P.O.Box 2814, Fair Oaks, CA 95628.

You can see a short video of a prototype CVO in action:

Building Support for NFT (PDF)

Book on Frank’s work Published


A New Sacred Geometry-Seth Miller_cover

The first book on the work of San Francisco artist, sculptor, geometrician, and teacher Frank Chester, written by Seth Miller, is now available.

74 pages, hardcover,
linen cover with dust-jacket,
printed on high-quality photo paper.

Purchase the book
(hardcover or PDF ebook)

(From, Seth’s site)

The ancient tradition of Sacred Geometry is still alive and well in the person of Frank Chester. He has discovered a new geometric form that unites the five Platonic solids and provides some startling indications about the form and function of the human heart. This new form, called the Chestahedron, was discovered in 2000, and is a seven-sided polyhedron with surfaces of equal area. Frank has been exploring the form and its significance for over a decade, His work has potential implications across a number of areas, from physiology to architecture, sculpture, geology, and beyond.

Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Frank sees a deep connection between form and spirit. This book gives a brief, highly visual overview of some of Frank’s most important discoveries.

Frank Chester is truly one of those rare geniuses whose work will surely transform the contours of science, art, and spirituality in the decades and centuries to come. I am excited to see Frank’s work finally entering into the consciousness of the world.

–Nicanor Perlas, Recipient 2003 Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize), author of the international best selling book, Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power, and Threefolding, and Co-Founder, Movement of Imaginals for Sustainable Societies thru Initiatives Organizing and Networking (MISSION)

When we study the biography of great individuals who have contributed something rare and unique to human culture, we might ask ourselves: Would I have recognized or supported such a person before the rest of the world did, had I been given the opportunity?

Mr. Chester is such a pioneer. His dedication to principles of higher mathematics and geometry through the insights of spiritual science is outstanding. In a model society, someone of the caliber of Mr. Chester would be supported by a major university or similar social structure. At this time, however, only those of us who have some knowledge of spiritual science and its potential to transform pedagogical, medical, mathematical and technological fields can assume the responsibility to insure that the research of Mr. Chester continues.

We have followed and supported Mr. Chester’s work for over a decade. Mr. Chester is a remarkably talented person, integrating spiritual insights with highly skilled workmanship.

–Patricia Kaminski, Executive Director, The Flower Essence Society, author of Flower Essence Repertory, and Flowers That Heal


Sample pages, click for larger:



The following sculptures, all of which are based upon the chestahedron and its transformations, are available for purchase. Each sculpture is painstakingly hand-made by Frank to his exacting standards, both of beauty and of geometrical perfection. This “objective art” is far more than something nice to look at: it is the meeting of form and spirit in a physical substance.

View many of Frank’s other sculptures on this page or on this page.



Chestahedron textured bronze Chestahedron polished Dekatria
More about this sculpture here. More about this sculpture here.
  • Chestahedron Chestahedron
  • Dekatria Dekatria


Standing Venus

Venus Venus Polished Standing Venus
More about this sculpture here. More about this sculpture here.
  • Venus Venus
  • Standing Venus Standing Venus

Venus Bell

Saturn Bell

Venus Bell Saturn Bell Clapper
More about this sculpture here. More about this sculpture here.  Custom stand and clapper are included.
  • Venus Bell Venus Bell
  • Saturn Bell Saturn Bell
With the purchase of a bell, Frank includes the unique stand and clapper that he invented specifically to let his bells ring without dampening, as well as a guest lecture and workshop at the purchaser’s location (if purchaser arranges transport, lodging, and meals).

Grail Cup

Flame of Warmth

Grail Cup Flame of Warmth
More about this sculpture here. More about this sculpture here.
  • Grail Cup Grail Cup
  • Flame of Warmth Flame of Warmth



Frank’s original drawings, all of which are based upon the chestahedron and its transformations, are available in high-quality print reproductions.  These drawings are completely new to the realm of sacred geometry, standing as important contributions to this most-ancient realm of human knowing.  Blending the precision of geometrical form with artistic impulses of the spirit, Frank has created truly beautiful works of “objective art”.  Read more below or click an image to make it bigger.

Meditative transformative sequence of the prints

Animation of the relationship between a 5 and 7 cycle

5 and 7 Print #1 5 and 7 Print #2 5 and 7 Print #3
  • 5 and 7 print 1 5 and 7 Print #1
  • 5 and 7 Print #2 5 and 7 Print #2
  • 5 and 7 print 3 5 and 7 Print #3
5 and 7 Print #4 5 and 7 Print #5 squaring the circle
  • 5 and 7 Print #4 5 and 7 Print #4
  • 5 and 7 Print #5 5 and 7 Print #5
  • squaring the circle Squaring the Circle

These five prints (01-05) show the axis geometry found in the human heart. The first print (01) shows the discovery of how a new star is created by integrating a pentagram (a circle of five) and a heptagram (a circle of seven). The second two prints (02-03) show the afterimage of the star as it moves around a lemniscates of two circles. The viewer can now experience where the stars are found in the two circles. The next two prints (04-05) show all the stars becoming a composite view of the heart geometry. The idea behind all five prints is that the human heart rejoices when life is experienced as a rhythmic weaving between peripheral and centric polarities. Contemplating any of these prints is a lawful moving way of experiencing the metamorphosis of light, which helps to heal our heart. They are healing cosmic geometries. View all five prints in a meditative sequence here.

This geometry is the most profound newly developed configuration in the 21st century. Never before has a circle been divided into seven equal spaces using a pentagram as its base. Diameters of two circles and the distance between their centers derive from the Chestahedron. In between these two circles, inside the Chestahedron, there is a cube that separates them. The distance between the centers of both circles is in a ratio of root 3 to this cube if it had a side with a length of 1. Now a pentagram can be drawn in the smaller circle and by projecting the top point of this star until the lines reach the larger circle, a Heptagram can be constructed. This geometry has produced a new star, yielding twelve stars circulating in a lemniscate focusing on the “center” and “periphery”. The new star is the one that is simultaneously moving within both circles in balance between the centric and the peripheral forces. Thus, where this star is created in conjunction with both circles there are really two stars in the same space (one from the centric side, one from the peripheral side). It therefore appears that there are only eleven stars, while in actuality there are twelve.

See how this geometry creates a cyclical relationship between the numbers five and seven in this animation.

An appeal for funding a book on the human heart

The Human Heart

AN APPEAL – to the readers – FOR FUNDING A BOOK
to be written offering a new understanding concerning the Human Heart and addressing related perceptions and unresolved questions within the medical profession.

A Little Background

Chestahedron textured bronze

A coloured bronze casting by Frank Chester of the seven-sided Chestahedron

Frank Chester is an artist, sculptor and geometrician living in San Francisco, California, USA. After retiring from 30 years of teaching art, design, technical drawing and physical fitness in High Schools and Colleges, he discovered the work of Rudolf Steiner in 1997. After an experience he had when observing a large model of the great wooden capitals that Steiner had designed and helped to carve for the First Goetheanum in Basle, Switzerland, Frank was inspired to begin a quest to find a form that had seven sides of equal surface area. Working in a fully artistic way with sculptured models, he finally came upon this unique form in 2000. He later discovered that this form can also be found by rotating a tetrahedron within a cube, something which has never been done before in recorded history. Researching further Frank made an important discovery: that this seven-sided geometric form is the basis of the human heart. Frank therefore named his discovered geometric form the Chestahedron, as the heart resides in the chest. (The background to this discovery, and others connected to it, is related in a series of articles published in the 2010 Summer, Autumn and Winter issues of New View magazine; print copies or electronic PDF’s of these articles are available on request for genuine funding inquiries). In researching this form over the last fifteen years, Frank has made many discoveries, particularly in relation to the human heart.

heart-and-lungsThere is an inner and outer geometry to the Chestahedron which, when studied, begins to reveal the nature of the form and working of the human heart. The seven-sided geometric form has the inherent property of creating vortices which spiral in opposite directions (this Frank has confirmed through rigorous, physical experimentation), and when this is related to physiology provide a picture and understanding of the workings of the human heart. Contrary to the prevailing orthodox understanding on the functioning of the heart as a pump (utilising pressure), Frank has shown, through the design concept inherent within the geometry of the heart, that a braking effect (suction) is applied by the heart to the blood that enters into it. This braking effect arises when two vortices from opposite directions entwine together. It is the motion of the blood that creates the form of the heart (embryology will confirm this). The Chestahedron’s geometry illustrates this form.


The myocardium, the muscle tissue of the heart, has long been a mystery to the medical profession as to why its form criss-crosses around the heart. The Chestahedron’s geometry reveals how this comes about. And more besides.
Over the last seven years Frank has spoken with a number of doctors and studied all that he can find written about the human heart in books and journals, including over 50 peer reviewed papers from medical practitioners from all over the world. He now wishes to bring the fruit of all this work and share it in the form of a book.

The Book

Through a well researched and rigorous methodology, it is intended to look at current thought about the human heart and dispel, validate and further some of the current understanding and evidence, enabling a new perspective of the form and function of the heart. As such, the current textbooks will surely have to be rewritten. The book is also intended to provide a new tool, able to be used in cardiology. It will include illustrations by the author as well as drawings and photographs of his models and, possibly, some ‘pop-up’ illustrations for 3-dimensional viewing.

Funding Needs

To write this book, Frank Chester requires financial help in the order of $10,000 US dollars (approximately £6,000) to cover computer upgrades and program software, photography, travel costs and a small stipend for a professional assistant typist, a proofreader and researcher, professional proofing, editing and layout recommendations. Ideally Frank would be assisted by a nominal monthly budget to help with living expenses while devoting his full time to writing this book. It is anticipated that the project will take one year.

For further information, or offers of help, please contact:
Frank Chester, 1713A Baker Court, San Francisco, California 94129, USA.
Tel: 415 221 5883 ~ email: