A fine network of vessels defines the surface of this crescent-shaped pendant which was inspired by how veins form in leaves. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.It is a part of Hyphae, a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, we grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge.
Watch the video to see how the form was created.
Materials: Silver, Brass, Brass Gold Plated (18k)
Colours: For strong and flexible plastics, White, Blue, Purple, Red, Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange, Black