Sunday, June 28, 2015

Floraform – an exploration of differential growth

Floraform  is inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers and explores the development of surfaces through differential growth. It began with an unusual flower, Celosia cristata, aka cockscomb.

Floraform from Nervous System on Vimeo.

The result is a series of 3D-printed sculptures and a jewelry collection generated through a computational process of differential growth.

Lettuce sea slugs use the increased surface area of their ruffles to store
chloroplasts that they steal from algae in order to photosynthesize.
This is called kleptoplasty.

More: Nervous System blog

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