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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July 4, 2010

Paper pulp cabinets by Debbie Wijskamp

Filed under: Art,Sustainability by Branko Collin @ 1:04 pm

Not only the cabinets shown here were made out of paper pulp by Debbie Wijskamp, but also the assorted ‘crockery’ on the shelves.

The colour of the vases and plates is determined by the amount of ink there was in the newspapers Wijskamp recycled for this project.

The 2009 Artez graduate writes on her website: “Experimenting with the re-use of wastepaper resulted in a material with its own characteristic appearance and structure. As well, it is a very versatile material with many possible applications.”

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