By: Nervous System, 2014
Material: Polyamide (Nylon)
Technology: Laser Sintering
Manufactured by: Materialise

Composed of thousands of interlocking components, this dress moves with the wearer and is full of movement. Design, simulation and digital fabrication come together in this piece, 3D printed as a single folded piece that requires no assembly.

Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg use a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, they write computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature which are then used to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and houseware.

Founded in 2007, Nervous System has pioneered the application of new technologies including 3D Printing, webGL, and generative systems. Nervous System releases online design applications that enable customers to co-create products in an effort to make design more accessible. These tools, in turn, allow for endless design variation and customization.