Yes, it really works!
Klein not-a-bottle-opener is here.
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 below to see the the form was created.
If you are interested in purchasing the necklace with the chain, please buy from our website
nylon plastic version: http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/product.php?code=85
sterling silver version: http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/product.php?code=96
If you purchase directly from Shapeways it will not come with a chain.
It's a cute little bird, but there's more to it. Merry Bird is an example of a product that can only be manufactured with 3d-printing technology. ?Take a close look: the bird and its hinged (!) swing are printed right inside the cage - no post-production assembly is necessary.
Originally designed as a Christmas ornament, Merry Bird looks good enough to display all year round.Merry Bird is also available in design stores worldwide through designlabel Soonsalon; mail Sheila for information on the nearest shop to buy, and wholesale options.
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