Created by Nervous System, the garment is the first dress made with the company's Kinematics system

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) recently acquired the first dress that was created with Kinematics, a system for 4D printing by generative design studio Nervous System. MoMA acquired the Kinematics dress and the software used to create it for their permanent collection.

Kinematics is essentially a system for 4D printing that can create complex yet flexible forms made out of numerous interlocking pieces. The studio began developing their Kinematics design concept in 2013 and first produced jewelry and accessories before progressing into garments. The Kinematics jewelry and accessories were made of tessellated hinged triangles, which were printed out in flat sheets but could easily conform to the shape of the wearer’s body.

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