Steel Peltate Earrings

These bold circular earrings feature a pattern whose inspiration is lily pad meets ginkgo. The name peltate refers a leaf where the stem attaches at the center of the blade rather than the edge, generating a radially configured venation network. The pattern itself resolves as a dichotomous one where veins fork repeatedly producing a tree-like structure defined by Y shaped nodes.The pattern was grown in a computer simulation of leaf venation and etched from a sheet of stainless steel with surgical steel earwire. The earrings measure 2 in x 2 in x .015 in. 

Nervous System was founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. Jessica currently acts as Creative Director and Jesse as Chief Science Officer. Together they lead a team of seven. Jessica Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in Architecture and Biology. Afterwards, she studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jesse Louis-Rosenberg also attended MIT, majoring in Mathematics. He previously worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies in building modeling and design automation. Their studio is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.



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