generative jigsaw puzzles
Shop our lasercut wood jigsaw puzzles. Our unique process combines art, science and technology to produce state of the art puzzles.
Shop our nature inspired jewelry and housewares, generated by simulation and fabricated by computer-controlled machines.
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.
- April 20, 2023Colorful jellyfish drift through a dark sea in our newest puzzle. This is the first in a new series…
- January 19, 2023The New York Times ran a full page in the Science section on Nervous System! The article “They’r…
- October 26, 2022Nervous System’s design for Formlabs‘ 2022 Impact Award Trophy was informed by their work desi…
- October 25, 2022Explore endless fields of color and pattern with our Marbling Infinity Puzzle made in collaboration…
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