Hyphae,” is an algorithmically-generated lamp design that is 3D-printed in a process based on the growth of leaf veins.
The lamps are grown using a custom design software that nervous system created in C++ using CGAL and cinder. Each one starts from a base volume and a set of root points; the structures emerging through an interactive process as the roots grow into an auxin filled environment.
The The final result, illuminated from within by three Cree LEDs, alludes to various organic forms such as eggs and coral while casting canopy-like shadows on the wall and ceiling, “creating an ethereal and organic atmosphere.”
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