The Rhodotus is the result of a collaboration of Pixolid, Berlin-based studio for 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 meticulously mimic nature. Her expertise in 3D printing technology and materials helped bring this vision to life.
The inspiration behind the design comes from the structure of the mushroom species, Rhodotus Palmatus, which represents a series of triply periodic minimal surfaces.
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.