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Radiolaria jewelry collection. Nervous system.


Radiolaria by Nervous System from Nervous System on Vimeo.

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Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. 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.

Silicone rubber is cut by lasercut into an organic network of distorting ellipses. The pattern displays shifts in direction and scale, creating a sense of movement and tension. These complex forms recall those of radiolarians, plant cells and even the familiar honey comb.

Nervous System has just launched their new web-based Radiolaria app and, boy, is it awesome. Not only is it beautiful, but easy to use and fun. Plus, at the end you can buy what you design. I’ve been a long-time fan of Nervous System’s math-meets-biology jewelry and the inspiration behind the way their jewelry seems to “grow” into shape. They’ve always offered an online design tool but the new app goes above and beyond, making the “design your own jewelry” experience even more customized.

The Radiolaria collection from Nervous System is a biologically-inspired interconnected network of cells that you can manipulate using their online app, so you can design your very own one-of-a-kind pair of earrings or necklace. You can even make housewares and other decor.

designer: nervous system
material: stainless steel, bamboo playwood, gold plated, black wool felt
period: 2013

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Category/function: accessories · fashion · Producer L > Z · stainless steel · What's hot >

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