Spanning 3.6 feet, the Floraform Chandelier is an undulating flower-like surface composed of ten branching structures made of 3D-printed nylon. The large yet airy design casts a dense forest of shadows that envelop the viewer in an environment of algorithmically grown plant forms.
The Floraform Chandelier was created for Artists & Robots, an exhibit running from June 10 to September 10, 2017 as part of the World Expo in Astana.
The structure was grown by two generative algorithms created by Nervous System: Floraform and Hyphae. Floraform explores the development of surfaces through differential growth inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers. Hyphae is an iterative branching system based on how veins form in leaves.