Captured in Time, ‘Creatures’ Bracelet Series

The Creatures generated bracelets are stills randomly captured from an animated 3D design. Each is a one-off, a unique sculpture for the wrist. Crafted in a high-tech way, each feather-weight bracelet is hand-finished in fine leather and fits like a glove. This project entails a new approach to design for mass customization as well as innovation in form language.

 

Design derived from movement / Goodbye uniformity 

The different Creature shapes are derived from a Master Design which is deformed by computer generated waves flowing through it. This ‘dancing’ movement is frozen every few seconds resulting in a unique shape which is then 3D printed, forming the skeleton of a unique bracelet. Surprisingly beautiful and dynamic forms emerge with a natural and tactile aesthetic. The Master Design features a flexible inner structure of thin wavy ribs, for a snug, comfortable fit. It’s outer shell carries forth the shape-changing algorithms. Watch the design in motion, see video.

Each Creature shape is a 1-of-1; unique as a fingerprint, fully automatically generated by computer algorithms that mimic nature’s design processes. In the same way that nature never produces the same thing twice; we introduce mass customization on form level into the manufacturing process.  

 

Background Process / Breathing New Life into Materials and Techniques

It is almost perverse that mathematicians have spent centuries contemplating idealized shapes like straight lines or perfect circles and yet have no proper or systematic way to describe the rough and imperfect shapes that dominate the real world.”

(Benoît B. Mandelbrot, French mathematician, 1924-2010)

The Creatures are the result of exploration and experimentation with generative design techniques in the context of industrial product design and CAD/CAM. Pushing the boundaries of product design- and mass production-techniques to a new level. Leading to a surprising new aesthetic with an unprecedented level of refinement and an inherently natural look and feel.

Generative design is changing the aesthetic landscape of our manufactured world. Ever-increasing computing power is pushing our design/production processes to a new level of refinement thereby changing the role of the designer. While algorithms can do the work of many, the designer’s role becomes more crucial than ever in steering, analysing and selecting the best possible forms and solutions.

Captured in Time, ‘Creatures’ Bracelet Series

The Creatures generated bracelets are stills randomly captured from an animated 3D design. Each is a one-off, a unique sculpture for the wrist. Crafted in a high-tech way, each feather-weight bracelet is hand-finished in fine leather and fits like a glove. This project entails a new approach to design for mass customization as well as innovation in form language.

 

Design derived from movement / Goodbye uniformity 

The different Creature shapes are derived from a Master Design which is deformed by computer generated waves flowing through it. This ‘dancing’ movement is frozen every few seconds resulting in a unique shape which is then 3D printed, forming the skeleton of a unique bracelet. Surprisingly beautiful and dynamic forms emerge with a natural and tactile aesthetic. The Master Design features a flexible inner structure of thin wavy ribs, for a snug, comfortable fit. It’s outer shell carries forth the shape-changing algorithms. Watch the design in motion, see video.

Each Creature shape is a 1-of-1; unique as a fingerprint, fully automatically generated by computer algorithms that mimic nature’s design processes. In the same way that nature never produces the same thing twice; we introduce mass customization on form level into the manufacturing process.  

 

Background Process / Breathing New Life into Materials and Techniques

It is almost perverse that mathematicians have spent centuries contemplating idealized shapes like straight lines or perfect circles and yet have no proper or systematic way to describe the rough and imperfect shapes that dominate the real world.”

(Benoît B. Mandelbrot, French mathematician, 1924-2010)

The Creatures are the result of exploration and experimentation with generative design techniques in the context of industrial product design and CAD/CAM. Pushing the boundaries of product design- and mass production-techniques to a new level. Leading to a surprising new aesthetic with an unprecedented level of refinement and an inherently natural look and feel.

Generative design is changing the aesthetic landscape of our manufactured world. Ever-increasing computing power is pushing our design/production processes to a new level of refinement thereby changing the role of the designer. While algorithms can do the work of many, the designer’s role becomes more crucial than ever in steering, analysing and selecting the best possible forms and solutions.

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