suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Nikolay Hristov IVANOV: The project titled ”Phýllon” is a lamp design that is inspired by the complexity of the leaf’s venation. A novel process that employs computer simulation is used to generate a design that operates close to a micro-scale. It started as a research design-investigation based on the distribution of the veins of a single leaf blade. The goal was not to mimic the leaf’s pattern of veins, but rather to have a new reading towards it using a speculative data set and reconnecting within certain logic—establish direct connections—more like covered with a spider net, creating complexity via the quantity of the elements, rather than the elements themselves. Via exploring a numerous configurations of points and diverse connection logics of growth, it crystallized as extremely fragile, elegant or even precious single object design.