»Lacquer Waves« is a design exploration bridging the aesthetics of traditional Japanese Urushi craftsmanship with a rule-based design resulting in procedurally generated visuals of electronic musical instruments. Setting a few fixed rules for the visual language while randomizing some of the input parameters produce the basic outlines of the shapes. Finer chosen generative rules are then responsible for detailing the generated object connecting the thousand-year-old lacquer appearance to a contemporary computer-generated high-tech object.
Concept, Art Direction
The design of the object is changing according to the rules fed into the input of the algorithm leading to a variety of unexpected and abstract results.