Floraform

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Credit: Nervous System

Jessica Rosenkrantz (US), Jesse Louis-Rosenberg (US) / Nervous System (US)

Floraform is a generative design system inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers which explores the development of surfaces through differential growth. The artists created a simulation of a differentially growing elastic surface that functions as a digital garden. Within the system, they can explore how biological systems create form by varying growth rates through space and time. Many of these experiments have been materialized as 3D-printed sculptures and wearable adornments.