Today I saw an inspiring talk of Jessica Rosenkrantz at BUMP Festival about digital fabrication and creating physical products inspired by nature. At the end of the talk she showed a movie about this dress she made for MOMA which looked really cool.
Nervous System has created the first dress with Kinematics, their unique 4D printing system that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. Composed of thousands of interlocking components, the dress was 3D printed as a single folded piece at the Shapeways factory in New York City and required no assembly. This was made possible by Nervous Systems’ Kinematics system which combines design generation, customization, and simulation to enable the production of large flexible structures by 3D printing.