Zvonko Vugreshek and Lilian Van Daal utilized AI technology to create a 3D-printed lamp

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Zvonko Vugreshek

The Rhodotus is a unique light created with Artificial Intelligence (AI) support from a text input (prompt) and through 3D printing technology. The inspiration behind the design comes from the structure of the mushroom species Rhodotus Palmatus, which represents a series of triply periodic minimal surfaces. According to Zvonko Vugreshek, these mathematical models describe repeating patterns in three-dimensional space found in many natural structures.

The Rhodotus is the result of a collaboration of Zvonko Vugreshek from Pixolid, a Berlin-based collective for the implementation of generative AI into design and manufacturing processes, and Lilian Van Daal, a Dutch designer who has been experimenting with 3D-printing technologies and structures to mimic nature meticulously. Her 3D printing technology and materials expertise helped bring this vision to life.

The intricate patterns and intertwining surface 3D ornaments that represent the driving element of the design were created using these mathematical models. The result is a functional light object that plays with transparency, complex structures, and light in an aesthetic way. Zvonko will deliver a 90-minute-long exciting tutorial at the upcoming Computational Design: NEXT 14 online conference.

The light is made using state-of-the-art processes which allow us to replicate the complex natural structure, enriching any space it has been placed into. It has been proven that incorporating organic and biomorphic patterns contribute to human well-being and their connection to the natural world.

Zvonko and his team hope that this design will spark conversations about the intersection of art, design, nature, and technology and inspire others to create sustainable products that are both aesthetic and functional.

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