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 purchase directly from Shapeways, you will receive the pendant only; it will not come with a chain.
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
polished brass option: http://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/product.php?code=229