product design/digital fabrication/3D printing/processing/2013
The concept behind this project was to take the principles of metamorphosis in nature and adopt them in the process of generating a series of 3D-printed sculptures.
The shapes were created using an algorithmic, generative code-based process.
To conceptually borrow from the life cycle of a butterfly, I started with basic platonic shapes (tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, sphere, and geodesic) and applied progressively complex algorithmic transformations on them.
Each shape was then captured in five different stages in the hopes to tell a story of organic growth similar to that of the analogous butterfly.
Winner of the Metamorphosis competition by Tashkeel and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Exhibited in Tashkeel, March — May 2013.
Exhibited in Design Days Dubai '13, May 2013.