Steel Reticulate Earrings

Leaf-shaped earrings with an incredibly intricate pattern of cutouts generated by a computer simulation of leaf venation. Reticulate means net-like and describes the complex, redundant branching patterns that govern the veins in leaves of flowering plants.

The pattern was grown in a computer simulation of leaf venation and etched from a sheet of stainless steel with stainless steel earwire.

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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