Collagen is the main component of animal connective tissues; organized in fibers, this cathegory of tissues comprehends the skin.
Do The Mutation, a generative design lab as they call themselves, just released their newest project Collagene. This interesting Italian company develops applications for user-based product design. They write software that allows people to customize objects and manage their production. Virtual form can be radically transformed according to individual preferences and brought to physical, singular objects throught CNC fabrication techniques, such as additive manifacturing and CNC milling.
Their latest project Collagene focusses on the relationship between physical and virtual. They connect abstract computer code with natural forms like the human face. The topographic anatomy of the face acts as input for a set of algorithms that under designer’s control generate the fibers that form the object, creating a material formation that after 3d printing perfectly fits its territory, people’s faces.
Check out this video of the project:
Here are the three masks developed by Do The Mutation in collaboration with Edgelab S.