Our research is greatly inspired by nature, art, and design. A new research effort can be triggered by an observation in nature, a discussion about design, or a reflection about an art piece. We aim to close the cycle and actively seek collaborations with designers and artists to explore how our research can enable new creations. Below we show projects that make use of scientific insights, computational methods, or design tools developed at GCM.
The CIRCA DIEM installation aims to contest the progressive disconnect of the contemporary city from the natural day-night cycle.
Inspired by our research on elastic knots, Mark designed this hand-crafted crystal glass as part of Artel’s Animation Collection.
An interlocking puzzle designed by Peng Song is the latest gift for the recipients of the EPFL honorary doctoral degree.
A gift from the Swiss Government to the President of the United States.
Personalized jewelry creations that reveals a unique message when the sun shines.
Interlocking furniture requires no connectors, such as nails or screws, to hold the pieces together.
A classic mathematical surface interpreted as a curved weaving.
Complex forms made from a single sheet of auxetic material.