A light made with AI and 3D printing

Designed by Dutch designer Lilian van Daal and Berlin-based studio for implementation of generative AI, Pixolid, the Rhodotus is a unique light that was designed with the support of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a text input and created with 3D printing technology.

The inspiration behind the design comes from the structure of the mushroom species Rhodotus Palmatus, which represents a series of triply periodic minimal surfaces. These are mathematical models that describe repeating patterns in three-dimensional space which are found in many natural structures.

These mathematical modules created the intricate patterns and intertwining surface 3D ornaments, which were in turn 3D printed. The result is a functional light object that plays with transparency, complex structures and light.

Photos: Lilan van Daal / Pixolid