VIDEO: Nervous System Uses Floraform to Create 3D Printed Designs


Designboom writes that ‘Floraform,’ a generative design project by Massachusetts-based studio Nervous System has found a way to combine science, simulation, and 3D printing. The system can be used to computationally craft intricate, nature-derived designs that can immediately be printed and worn or displayed.

“Each piece emerges from a simulation of differential growth — the biomechanics that allows leaves to grow and flowers to bloom. Expanding from the edge, the computer program can transform simple surfaces into flexuous forms that fill space with curves, folds, and ruffles. through developed mechanisms, nervous system is able to control, manipulate, and sculpt the process from start to finish.”

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Floraform from Nervous System on Vimeo.

Image: Nervous System