menu

Belgian Studio Creates Artisanal 3D Printed Pottery

Belgian Studio Creates Artisanal 3D Printed Pottery
culture

A global CAD experiment resulted in unique, ceramic artwork that proves the new production method isn't only for a mass scale.

Karen Summerson
  • 19 october 2012

If you were to assume that 3-D printing is mass-production, creating identical objects that can’t be considered artesian, think again. A Belgian design studio, Unfold, has created a new form of art called Stratigraphic Manufactury, which uses CAD printers and digital software to produce code that creates porcelain pieces, such as cups, bowls and vases.

The studio, founded in 2002 by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen, started the project in 2009 by sharing their designs with manufacturers around the world. Unfold asked that the studios not alter the code (design) of the pieces, but rather gave them the opportunity to use different consistencies of porcelain and any sort of ceramic 3-D printer to realize the designs. The resulting pieces from the UK, Israel and Turkey created unique works that reflected the inconsistencies of the production variances. The video below shows the studio’s process of creating a design blueprint and printing a vase.

The collection, will be presented in the Adhocracy exhibit at the 2012 Istanbul Design Biennial. It was commissioned by the curator of the exhibition and editor of Domus magazineJoseph Grima, who calls the production process “a cultural revolution.” The studio will also partner with local Turkish ceramists to manufacture pieces for the duration of the biennial, which runs through December 12th. A set of the Unfold 3-D ceramic cups may be purchased in the US from Highlight.

View the gallery below to see all of the pieces in the collection:

 

Stratigraphic Manufactury

Images via dezeen

 

culture
Trending

Lyft Gives Free Rides To Those Who Have Had Too Much To Drink

Advertising
Syndicated Yesterday

Banned Books Week Urges People To Seek Out Controversial Works

Joining the annual celebration of the right to read, US author Jessica Herthel called for 'more information, more voices' to protect diversity

Augmented & Virtual Reality Yesterday

Outdoor Camp Presented In 360° VR By X Games Gold Medalist

The video features campers riding BMX trails, zip lining through the woods, and performing big-air jumps

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Travel Yesterday

Boeing Wants Passengers To Control Their In-Flight Experience Through Their Phones

The airline manufacturer is embracing automation through a new generation of mobile travel apps

Augmented / Virtual Reality Yesterday

VR Surgery Videos Offer Interactive Medical Education

Dutch startup MDLinking hopes to globalize communication between students and medical care professionals with virtual reality content

Related Expert

Steve Dennis

Marketing Consultant

Culture Yesterday

Use Twitter To Learn A New Language

tDict is an app that uses the social media platform to help you search for words in local dialects

Mobile Yesterday

This Startup Wants To Digitize The Loose Coins In Your Pocket

CoinOut is a new app that lets you save your extra change from cash transactions as electronic funds

Advertising Yesterday

McDonald’s Is Accepting Trash As Currency In Exchange For Burgers

An initiative in Stockholm is trying to keep streets clean while satisfying hunger

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed september 23, 2016

Productivity Expert: The Magic Of The Five-Hour Workday

Stephan Aarstol, Founder of Tower Paddle Boards, explains why the modern notion of office hours needs to evolve

PSFK Labs september 22, 2016

The Future Of Work: Why Innovation Is Every Employee’s Job

PSFK Labs sits down with management at Johnson & Johnson to learn how the company comes up with their next ‘big idea’

Culture Yesterday

Google Is Using Virtual Paper Airplanes To Bring People Closer Together

The tech giant released an app that lets people throw their good wishes out into the world on the International Day of Peace

Advertising Yesterday

Get Paid For Traveling In San Francisco After Rush Hour

BART Perks rewards commuters who take early or late trains by giving them extra points to trade for money

Culture Yesterday

Artist Designs Covers For Books That Don’t Exist

Published by the fictional 'Specious Books,' the subversive works facilitate a conversation regarding the artistic integrity of graphic designers

Work Yesterday

Editorial Roundtable: The Arrival Of The People-First Workplace

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX enumerate the reasons why companies need an employee-embracing workforce in order to exist

Food Yesterday

Bringing Food Innovation To America’s Crowded Milk Market

a2 Milk's Blake Waltrip, Chief Executive of the USA region, discusses how the distributor plans on bringing the popular drink for the dairy-sensitive to the States

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Financial Services Yesterday

Device Makes Digital Currency Feel Tangible

The concept gadget wants you to experience the highs and lows of spending money

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

Augmented / Virtual Reality Yesterday

NBC Is Planning To Stream The Presidential Debates In Virtual Reality

Partnering with AltspaceVR, the broadcaster offers another way for Americans to engage with the election season

No search results found.