May 7, 2017

3D-printed clay vases inspired by fashion

Filed under: Design by Orangemaster @ 8:17 pm


A graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015, Dutch designer Olivier van Herpt is producing 3D-printed clay vases for fashion brand COS.

Seen from a distance, the surface of the clay appears smooth, but a closer look reveals tiny ridges created by the 3D-printing process.

Van Herpt has been exploring functional 3D-printed ceramics since 2012, and started developing his own 3D printers in 2014 after becoming frustrated with the limitations of existing desktop printers. After two years of experimenting and researching, he created an extruder that could process hard clay.

The vases will be shown in COS’s store in London this May with images of van Herpt’s process. COS also plans to give away the vases by way of a social media competition, inviting followers on instagram to share images of their favourite ceramics.

(Link:, Photo: Other 3D vases by Olivier van Herpt)

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April 27, 2008

Play dough-like furniture by Maarten Baas

Filed under: Design by Branko Collin @ 2:37 pm

Eindhoven-based designer Maarten Baas presented prototypes for Chankley Bore, a line of furniture to be sold by UK firm Established and Sons. The photos in Dezeen Magazine show play dough-like lamps (?) and cupboards (?) with some mighty weird extensions.

Baas is a designer who uses actual clay to make furniture, and has a few other interesting projects in his portfolio.

Illustration: Established and Sons.

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