3D lovers, here is our art story time again. The other day we reported the exquisive art table made with 3D printing technology. Stelios Mousarris impressed us with the unique style of his “Wave City Dining Table” series.
Hewn Pocket Vase
Today we are going to introduce the Brooklyn-based designers Colleen & Eric. What they do is they combine ancient and modern fabrication techniques together to produce this fabulous Hewn Pocket Vase.
The Hewn Pocket Vase is now exclusive on KWAMBIO. The manufacturing platform recently has Launched an eco-friendly 3D printing ceramic factory in Ukraine. According to Colleen & Eric, the vase was formed with nothing but chisel, mallet, and a 3D printer.
“There’s no process more elemental than wood carving. The marks of the chisels tell the story of making. Oftentimes, a rough-hewn surface is further refined to create a finished piece. For the Hewn Vase, we wanted to lock onto that moment when the signature imperfections were still at the forefront. We couldn’t resist the juxtaposition of combining such an ancient manufacturing technique with the most current 3D printing process.” （Colleen & Eric）
The team got the inspiration from “an early American living”. Compact wall-mounted wooden boxes were common home furnishings. These were a place to keep candles, cutlery, or other small essentials handy. The evolution of this idea led to decorative wall pockets, made by Wedgwood in the 19th century through Rookwood Pottery into the 1950’s. Colleen & Eric are reimagining the items that traditionally made in ceramic. But this time, they choose the most modern way of producing, 3D printing. They consider 3D printing as “a great way to bring the idea back.” Now, the decorative wall pockets still function beautifully in our modern world.
Like many 3D printed objects, the Hewn Pocket Vase is customizable in multiple ceramic glazes. To be honest, I personally would really love to buy one, fill it with cut flowers and hang it in my room.
Feature Image: Colleen & Eric