Founded in 2007 by two MIT alumni, Nervous System creates jewelry inspired by the intricate forms of nature, from tiny sea creatures to the veins of leaves. Its digital designs are generated by a system that mimics organic patterns—then 3D printed in materials like nylon and stainless steel.

Founded in 2007 by two MIT alumni, Nervous System creates jewelry inspired by the intricate forms of nature, from tiny sea creatures to the veins of leaves. Its digital designs are generated by a system that mimics organic patterns—then 3D printed in materials like nylon and stainless steel.

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Nervous System jewelry that resembles the veins of leaves and coral structures. The digital designs are generated by a system that mimics organic patterns and are fabricated in 3D-printed nylon, etched stainless steel and lasercut silicone. Jessica Rosenkrantz Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we write computer programs that grow designs and use digital fabrication to translate them into unique jewelry and housewares.– Jessica Rosenkrantz, Co-founder at Nervous System

cell cycle rings arrived-2 by nervous system, via Flickr

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Hyphae table lamps, by Nervous System. These lamps are an infinite series of one-of-a-kind lamps inspired by leaf venation. The lamps are grown in the computer and then 3D-printed in nylon. The possibilities of 3D printing are mind-boggling! #art

This 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, while the slight flexibility of nylon and airy design make it fun to wear.

Nervous System Cluster Earrings now featured on Fab.

Mint Rose Earrings

'bungalow bouquet' cluster drop earrings

Alexis Bittar 'Miss Havisham' Crystal Encrusted Teardrop Earring

Honeycomb Stud Earrings

initial studs

dogeared moroccan hoop earrings (nordstrom)

Gorgeous!

Love these studs!

Earrings Gold Flower

Gorgeous!

Pair of spherical gold earrings. Greek, Archaic or Classical. 6th–5th century B.C. Gold, enamel