Our Reaction project grows designs through a computer simulation of reaction-diffusion, a chemical patterning mechanism observed in a myriad of biological systems, from animal prints to slime molds. The design collection, which includes porcelain tableware and 3D-printed lampshades, is intricately embossed with intertwining patterns of ridges and valleys that create a unique visual and tactile experience. The forms are reminiscent of corals, sand dunes, and seed pods. For the lamps, the pattern modulates the surface thickness to reveal a cellular texture when lit.

We first presented Reaction, our first housewares collection, at a solo exhibition at Rare Device in 2010.

Read more about our inspiration, technical implementation and products in the sections below.

  1. Reaction system + videos

  2. Reaction housewares

  3. Reaction inspiration

  4. 2-color animals