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Floraform is inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers. Each piece emerges from a computational simulation of differential growth, a surface that grows at different rates in different location. The flowering structures expand fastest along their edges, evolving from simple surfaces to flexuous forms that fill space with curves, folds, and ruffles.
Kinematics is a system for designing and simulating flexible structures for 3D printing. Kinematics generates customized designs composed of 10s to thousands of hinged, interlocking modules. The designs are computationally folded using rigid-body physics into a smaller form for fabrication by 3D printing.
Generative design software
We create design software and web-applications based on scientific theories of pattern formation.
- May 20, 2016Need a gift for the dad in your life who’s been longing to add some 3D-printed flair to his wa…
- April 27, 2016It’s that time of year again! Artists and makers across the city are opening their doors and w…
- February 29, 2016The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) commissioned Nervous System to create a new dress for the…
- January 05, 2016Ever since we introduced our Kinematics project, people have been asking us to make a Kinematics nec…
- exhibit2016-02-06 to 2016-07-10at Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
- exhibition2016-03-06 to 2016-07-10at Museum of Fine Arts, BostonKinematic Petals dress debut
- exhibit2016-04-01 to 2016-07-09at Le lieu du designkinematics jewelry on display
- exhibit2016-04-02 to 2016-09-12at Triennale di Milanokinematics jewelry featured, curated by Kenya Hara