Differential growth was behind the craft process of Floraform, unique necklaces, earrings and bracelets based on forms found in nature

The beauty of nature has long inspired the work of artists, from painters and sculptors to fashion designers. Now, Nervous System— a Massachusetts-based generative design studio that focuses on the intersection of art, science and technology—has developed a collection of 3D-printed jewelry and sculptures inspired by the biomechanics of leaves and flowers.

Floraform, the computational simulation used to craft the collection, demonstrates how an elastic surface can develop through a process of differential growth, resulting in a collection of beautifully intricate necklaces, earrings and other pieces.

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