Olivier Van Herpt introduced the Black and White series designed specifically for galerie VIVID and it was showcased at Design Miami/Basel this year. This series of porcelain vases was created using a 3D printing technology with a machine developed by Van Herpt. It has the ability to extrude a hard clay exterior to serve as the vase's body whilst maintaining the structure throughout a printing process. The vases sit at a height of 70 cm and draw tonal inspiration from Holland's famous delftware blue, often used in Chinese porcelain.
The development process includes a series of thin clay layers piling on top of one another using a developed 3D printer. The blue design represents the encounter between the machine and human, as the hue is done by hand on the clay structure before it enters the extruder to be reconstructed by the machine.
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Olivier Van Herpt Designed the Blue and White Series for galerie VIVID
1. 3D Printing in Porcelain - Using 3D printing technology to create porcelain vases opens up new possibilities for customizable and intricate designs.
2. Combining Traditional and Modern Techniques - The fusion of traditional porcelain artistry with 3D printing technology creates unique and visually striking pieces.
3. Exploring New Aesthetics - The use of 3D printing allows for unconventional shapes and patterns in porcelain vases, pushing the boundaries of traditional design.
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3. Manufacturing and Printing - Manufacturers and printing companies specializing in 3D printing can expand their services to include the production of porcelain vases, tapping into a growing market.