MATSYS is an San Francisco-based design firm established in 2004 by Andrew Kudless,  an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts.  Kudless is also a member of the Digital Fabrication Alliance.  Many of the biomimetic forms they have created provide great inspiration for new lighting system typologies.

“Matsys is a design studio that explores the emergent relationships between architecture, engineering, biology, and computation. Based on the idea that architecture can be understood as a material body with its own intrinsic and extrinsic forces relating to form, growth, and behavior, the studio investigates methodologies of performative integration through geometric and material differentiation. The studio’s work ranges from speculative and built projects to the crafting of new tools which facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to the design and fabrication of architecture.”