foam porcelain by marjan van aubel
foam porcelain by marjan van aubel foam porcelain by marjan van aubel
apr 22, 2010

foam porcelain by marjan van aubel

dutch designer marjan van aubel has developed foam porcelain, a material which has the capabilities of producing lightweight objects that can be handled in a similar way as china. just like bread, the foam literally rises in the kiln, expanding itself about 300% its original volume. extremely light weight because only a third of the material is needed, its open-structure also makes it incredibly strong. through the production process there is an experimental boundary between controlling the material while also letting it behave freely. van aubel has used foam porcelain to produce a series of tableware and two cabinets.

foam porcelain cups
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foam porcelain bowls
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foam porcelain bowl and plates
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foam bowls and plate

foam porcelain china cabinet
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up close
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back view
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detail of the texture
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detail of the texture
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foam porcelain is similar to bread in that it rises when put into an oven

color samples of foam porcelain
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the foam porcelain tableware and china cabinet were on show at tuttobene during milan design week 2010.


  • It looks so vulnerable and it has unique shapes, can we use it for drink?

    Narita says:
  • come on…

    Jane says:

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