Nervous System Hyphae lamp pattern

It has been said before, and often holds true, that nature is the best designer. The beauty of the natural world was the inspiration for this collection of organic table lamps by design team Nervous System.

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Nervous System Hyphae lamp inside

Hyphae is a series of lamps, each of them one-of-a-kind creations modeled after the patterns of veins that carry water to nourish plants and blood to keep animals alive.

Just like circulatory systems and leaf structures, each of these 3D printed lamps is a completely unique construct. They were all “grown” organically using a simulation that begins with a seed and ends with a densely interconnected system of nodes and branches.

Nervous System Hyphae lamp detail

The end result is breathtaking, particularly when the eco-friendly LEDs on the inside are lit. The shadows cast by the Hyphae lamps bring to mind lazy summers lying under the protective branches of a tree and watching the endless play of light and shadow overhead.

Nervous System Hyphae lamp collection

“The Hyphae lamp is a series of organic table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. The lamps are lit by eco-friendly LEDs and cast dramatic branching shadows on the wall and ceiling. Also available in black or as a pendant lamp.”

“Hyphae is a collection of 3D-printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, we grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.”