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 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.


IN: 2.431 w x 1.859 d x 0.456 h
CM: 6.174 w x 4.722 d x 1.158 h


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Most fascinating indeed.. This is where science and beauty meet.
December 23, 2013, 5:55 pm
Most fascinating indeed.. This is where science and beauty meet.
December 23, 2013, 5:53 pm
This model is now featured on our homepage. Enjoy!
November 25, 2013, 3:15 pm
never has plastic looked so good.
November 17, 2013, 8:38 pm
I am just fascinated with Shapeways and this design that looks like miniature vessels in the human body! I have designed many unique items and found it to be a chore to keep re-producing them. With Shapeways I can concentrate on just creating releasing me from the burden of making each item by hand. Quancidine Hinson-Gribble
December 10, 2012, 3:05 am
Fascinating! It looks like sea coral branches. I love it!
November 21, 2012, 5:46 am


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