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Parametric Design: The new way we create

WHAT IS PARAMETRIC DESIGN?

Parametric Design involves custom input into the form of a product.  Using code-driven modeling software, we produce pieces literally 'grown' from math & geometric formulas.  The abundance of such patterns in nature provide an ever-present reminder of the way almost everything organic on our planet comes to be - not just brick & mortar, cells & blood, but from building blocks as deep as DNA. We do our best to mimic these patterns found innately in living things, and weave bits and pieces of those same codes into our creations.

Above: An example of a code-driven design.  In this script (or 'definition'), geometry in the form of leaf/ribbon shapes is being instructed to bend, stretch, and duplicate in a series of different ways.  Each and every aspect of the lamp, from shape, height, thickness, to any other factor are infinitely customizable and subject to change at the click of a mouse, as per the designer's will.

Above: An example of a code-driven design.  In this script (or 'definition'), geometry in the form of leaf/ribbon shapes is being instructed to bend, stretch, and duplicate in a series of different ways.  Each and every aspect of the lamp, from shape, height, thickness, to any other factor are infinitely customizable and subject to change at the click of a mouse, as per the designer's will.

Above: Nick ODonnell, founder & head designer of Terraform Design. Born and raised in Sarasota, FL, Nick runs his company out of his hometown, where the vibrant artistic community surrounding him provides the community & inspiration evident in the geometric, abstract shapes his work produces.

Above: Nick ODonnell, founder & head designer of Terraform Design. Born and raised in Sarasota, FL, Nick runs his company out of his hometown, where the vibrant artistic community surrounding him provides the community & inspiration evident in the geometric, abstract shapes his work produces.

Who we serve

Our Values

Integrity: An ethically-driven, full transparency philosophy.

Reliability: Wanting customers to expect the best, every time.

Service: Our goal is the customer's well-being; if their lives improve by our interaction, we succeeded.

Creativity: A world without borders is the world we want.

Collaboration: Combining efforts (customers & ourselves) to achieve the most.

The Environment: Avoiding waste, careful prevention of destructive processes, and an aim towards developing future models from recycled materials.

Fun: We love making things.  Period.

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What we do

  • Design new models - Furniture, Interior Fixtures, Architectural Structures
  • Prototype new designs
  • Work with & establish relationships with customers (see below)
  • Collaborative problem solving with customers in a one-on-one setting
  • Fabricate & produce original designs
  • Packaging & Shipping of our products

How we do it

All custom models are first conceptualized by our team or by means of one-on-one collaboration. We then begin the design process, using 3D CAD software, and the process of algorithmic modeling and parametric design. Afterwards, we prototype miniature models using some of our 3D Printers and other model making processes. Finally, we fabricate!  This usually takes place with laser cutting machines and CNC routing. Throw in some packaging & shipping, and it's on its way!