Mike Chino

Nervous System's Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

by , 05/20/12

Nervous System, 3d printing, 3d printed design, icff 2012, international contemporary furniture fair, green lighting, led lighting, low-energy lighting, energy-efficient lighting, green products, green interiors, sustainable design, green design, hyphae lamp

Nervous System is a “generative design studio” that harnesses cutting-edge technology to create art, jewelry, and housewares modeled after processes found in nature. They develop computer programs that replicate the patterns of growing leaves and other flora. Then they use 3d printers to replicate these forms in elegant designs that are simultaneously organic and ethereal, lightweight yet strong.

Nervous System‘s Hyphae line includes elliptical egg-shaped table lamps, branching pendants, and coral-esque spheres with tightly wound capillaries. When illuminated they cast beautiful lace-like strands of light upon nearby surfaces, and their low-energy LEDs will shine strong for 6 years of continuous use. Each lamp is 3d printed from nylon and treated with a UV protective coating.

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Photos by Mike Chino for Inhabitat

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