Nervous System creates experimental jewelry, combining nontraditional materials like silicone rubber and stainless steel with rapid prototyping methods. We find inspiration in complex patterns generated by computation and nature.
This bracelet comes laced with a silk satin ribbon allowing variable fit. Silicone rubber is soft, supple, and stretchy! In addition, it’s odorless and heat resistant with a high tensile strength that allows the bracelet to recover from both stretching and crushing with no damage. Simply stretch the bracelet over your wrist and you’re ready to go.
Stainless steel is photochemically etched into delicate forms inspired by the aggregate growth of coral and dendrite crystals. The brooch is affixed by a sterling silver pinstem and catch. The brooch has no predetermined orientation but in the photos we show our two favorite ways to wear it.
Inspired by the complex forms of radiolarians, where intricate pattern is integral to structure, these shapes derive from a simulation of spring meshes which form mirrored catenoid surfaces. We created interactive software to morph, twist, and subdivide each design, transforming a simple mesh to a complex patterned structure.The final design is built up layer by layer in durable nylon plastic using Selective Laser Sintering, a kind of 3D printing. These forms would be impossible to create by traditional manufacturing methods. The process imparts the pieces with a coral-like texture.