In this experiment, I wanted to create a 3D structure for a lamp from a 2D, flat material.
I created a Processing sketch that draws a set of concentric circles, with some noise applied to the shapes:
A 3D shape emerges when the shapes are spaced out along the Z-axis:
Here’s another view:
The Processing sketch spits out a PDF file ready for laser cutting.
I originally thought I could connect all the layers with threads, but that turned out to be too complicated, so I going to have to rethink how the piece can be assembled.