Nervous System, a design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology, has created recently Floraform – a 3-D printed jewelry collection inspired by nature, science and technology. Taking cues from the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers, design studio Nervous System replicates the intricate forms of plant tropism.
“We create using a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we write computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature and use those programs to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares.”
The project started with an unusual flower, Celosia cristata, and led us through a journey of cellular differentiation, discrete differential geometry, kleptoplastic sea slugs, nastic movement, and 19th century zoetropes. The result is a series of 3D-printed sculptures and jewelry generated through a computational process of differential growth.