Shop our nature inspired jewelry and housewares, generated by simulation and fabricated by computer controlled machines.


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.

design your own

Our web-based apps enable anyone to design their own 3D printable jewelry.

Generative design software

We create design software and web-applications based on scientific theories of pattern formation.

Growing Objects

The exhibition "Growing Objects" explored our work with simulations of natural growth processes through 3D printed sculpture.

about us
Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we create computer simulations to generate designs and use digital fabrication to realize products.
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  • exhibit
    2014-11-03 to 2015-10-31
    at Museum for Communication, The Hague
    hyphae lamps & kinematics necklaces on display
  • exhibit
    2014-11-15 to 2015-03-08
    at The Shelburne Museum
  • exhibit
    2014-12-12 to 2015-04-15
    at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
    custom kinematics necklaces and video on display
  • tradeshow
    2015-01-06 to 2015-01-09
    at Las Vegas, Nevada
    Kinematics Dress and app on display at Autodesk booth