A 3D-printed necktie composed of 204 interlocking triangular pieces. Also check out our patterned version here.
Kinematics creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. Each design is an assemblage of hinged, triangular parts that behave as a continuous fabric in aggregate.
This necktie is built up layer by layer in strong nylon plastic using selective laser sintering, a kind of 3D printing. The hinges are built in during the printing process so each design comes out of the printer fully assembled. The pieces are polished until smooth, but they retain a delicate texture from the printing process. The tie is fastened simply and securely with an adjustable fabric neckband.
Nervous Labs is our platform for releasing limited edition products that test out our latest ideas and experiments. Through these designs, we can introduce and evaluate new algorithms, materials, interfaces and fabrication techniques.