Hyphae – a new collection from Nervous System

Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, we grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.

Our most diverse collection to date, Hyphae contains a range of necklaces, earrings, cuffs, bangles, rings and brooches. The pieces are 3D printed in nylon, a strong and flexible material, and are available in black and white.  Select pieces will also be available in stainless steel and sterling silver.

Making of Videos

Each Hyphae product is documented with a video showing the genesis of the design. The system we used to generate the pieces is an extension of our Xylem algorithm to 3D. To read more about the technical aspects see this previous post.

Win your favorite piece!

Want to win a piece from our new collection? Follow @nervous_system on twitter and tweet the following to enter.

win a piece from @nervous_system’s new jewelry collection #Hyphae http://bit.ly/HYPHAE

Add the name of your favorite piece on to the end of the tweet!  The giveaway runs until March 29th at 12am EST.  Two entrants will be selected randomly to win their pick.

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  1. Susan Foster

    Hyphae Cuff – I love the black one!!!
    I love all of your works! I am a jeweler and this is really very different.
    I can’t wait to see what your future pieces will be and the future of 3D!!!

    Thank you!

  2. Ela

    Hello loved the jewelry!

    did you model this in any 3d software if so please can i know which one?


    1. Jessica Rosenkrantz

      Hi Ela,

      We did not model it. We “grew” it in our own custom software which we created in C++.

  3. Jenny Ekberg

    Hello there you amazingly talented people
    Do you sell this software?
    Jenny in Australia

    1. Jessica Rosenkrantz

      hi jenny, we do not sell our software

  4. Hilary Brosnihan

    Wow what wonderful work. I would love that as a rhino plug in! Your pieces are wonderful and exciting! The tube base pieces are stunning! I want one in glass or clear resin. Soon 3-D printer will catch up to your wonderful software!

    Kind Regards and all the Best,