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Sample, Starling table, 2010

This is a Sample. It was designed by Joris Laarman Lab.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Groninger Museum as part of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

It is dated 2010. Its medium is nickel.

The Starling Table, inspired by starling murmurations, captures a moment in flight of 25,000 simulated starlings. Laarman and his team used computer graphic artist Craig Reynolds' boids algorithm to generate the form, which was fabricated using a stereo lithography printer. This sample shows a section of the print.

It is credited Courtesy of Groninger Museum, the Netherlands.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17 × 17 × 17 cm (6 11/16 × 6 11/16 × 6 11/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

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