Generative Design

Voronoi Bookshelf Project on Kickstarter

The Voronoi Bookshelf project is live on Kickstarter. With 33 days to go!

This project is about more than an amazing bookshelf, it’s about a new way to design. My goal is not just to design beautiful objects, but to design intuitive, interactive ways for you to create beautiful objects with them. You are the designer-collaborator.

I want you to have a deep connection with the objects in your life, to know the story of the design, to understand why a line angles in the way it does, or why that curve goes in that direction.

I believe great design is not something you consume, it’s something you do. It’s an interaction, a collaboration. These ideas are at the core of Hero, from my custom design and build work and my one-on-one lessons to interactive design projects like this. And I want more of both.

With the success of this Kickstarter I’ll not only be bringing this project to the next level, I’ll be creating a host of digital tools and skills needed to bring even more projects like this to life.

Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes

Voronoi Bookshelf Prototype, an experiment in interactive, generative design


What is this?

  • This is a prototype. An experiment in generative, collaborative design.
  • The prototype consists of two parts: a generator and an object.
  • The generator is a piece of software that designs the object.
  • The object is a bookshelf based on a Voronoi Diagram. (I pronounce it vo-ro-NOY)

So what is generative, collaborative design?

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