Hyphae lamp

by nervoussystem
Hyphae lamp 3d printed Personalize your own Home decor Description
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

The Hyphae lamp is a series of organic table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. The lamps are lit by eco-friendly LED's and cast dramatic branching shadows on the wall and ceiling. 

watch it grow at http://vimeo.com/nervoussystem/hyphaelamp

About Hyphae
Hyphae is 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. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.

Lighting Specifications
The lamp comes with an eco-friendly 3-watt 200 lumen LED light fixture with three bright Cree LED's that will last for 6 years of continuous use. It works off a 120V or 240V outlet.

Please contact us at http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/contact.php to receive the lighting components for the lamp.  We will send them to you free of charge if you purchase the lamp shade.


IN: 5.312 w x 5.305 d x 7.839 h
CM: 13.492 w x 13.474 d x 19.912 h


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An amazing process that results in a stunning design, truly unique. Great video as well :)
April 3, 2014, 4:13 am
September 12, 2013, 7:29 pm
I liked your product ....nice,very nice!!
August 22, 2013, 9:23 am
@nervoussystem I'll bet the white versions of your lamps would look great with a Phillips Hue bulb system! Is that something you've considered?
June 26, 2013, 4:46 am
@thurstanh perfectly put sir! There's always a 'process of production' behind a product. Consumers must always consider this. It's well worth every dollar as these pieces take skill precision time and energy. It's not a mass produced warehousing facility made by machines only. 'Its a process' Sometimes a very long one as well. Much appreciation to the artist/designers of this (& every) piece.
June 25, 2013, 12:08 pm
@hakczar I would say beauty is a bit of a premium :)
April 22, 2013, 10:36 pm
I liked your product thai is veyr beautiful and an air of fantasy! (?????this mail from Japan///)
April 15, 2013, 12:07 am
@hakczar Production is a very small part of the whole process. If you read up on nervoussystem there is a team of 9 people to support, most probably highly trained still paying off their university that perhaps gave them some of the skills to make these custom products. Then there are the hours of work put into making custom software to create these sculptures. That is a lot of R&D hours and upkeep to add to the final product price on top of any production costs. If they have their own machinery then add a portion of that to the bill as well.
April 3, 2013, 11:24 pm
@nervoussystem Nice work. Have you considered materials that alter depending on the temperature? I'm thinking two materials one not as reactive as the other to make a lamp that when turned on opens up like a flower. If anyone it sounds like you guys would be up to the task.
April 3, 2013, 10:53 pm
Stunning, inspiring
February 11, 2013, 3:15 am
If this is printed in plastic, what drives the price so high? Is it just because it takes so long to print, and printer time comes at a premium?
December 20, 2012, 5:54 am
Beautifully and accurately mimicks a few of the reasons I'm involved in science. Maybe I'll be back for one when my wallet's in order. Have you guys ever thought of developing a similar ceiling light fixture?
December 1, 2011, 5:22 am
heh i actually really like this if only it wasn't so pricey damn
November 19, 2011, 4:04 am
@FreakingRiddle $500-$700 USD for a lamp is typical for the custom lighting industry. Many new developments will pay MUCH more for fixtures.
October 23, 2011, 9:27 pm
3d-printing is not an inexpensive way to produce objects but it does allow you to create things you can't create any other way :)
October 14, 2011, 3:51 pm
@nervoussystem, My pc says 535 euro (during a world wide economic crysis, yes, they are too much for a lamp even it is one of kind sculpure) and except that do you know how many visitors does the site have each day (average) cause i just found it and im very interested of it! :)
October 14, 2011, 3:43 pm
Hello Drieze we wrote our own software in c++ to grow the lamps.
October 14, 2011, 3:29 pm
Hello FreakingRiddle. They cost 600usd which is ~432 euro. I think that's quite reasonable for a one of a kind sculpture / lamp. We've sold a lot of them through our website.
October 14, 2011, 3:28 pm
Hmmm, this is very stunning but who is able to spend 716 euro on a lamp? I don't want to be bad or negative but I'm just wondering....has anyone bought this?
October 14, 2011, 3:07 pm
Wow ! It's really amazing ! How can you come to such a virtual model ? What programs do you use ?? Really interesting !
October 2, 2011, 11:59 am
What he said!
May 19, 2011, 6:59 pm
Stunning! really beautifull!
April 29, 2011, 5:30 pm


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