Photo: Ricky van Broekhoven

Designer Olivier van Herpt and Studio Van Broekhoven have manipulated clay in a most unique fashion. Utilizing sound vibrations while 3D printing in lieu of spinning, each of the pieces of the Solid Vibration collection of ceramics takes on a uniquely ornate pattern exhibiting the characteristics of a woven fabric.

Layer by layer a pattern is formed while deep acoustic rhythmic rumblings shape a “noisescapes” of waves and woven wavelengths materialized into a vessel form using a custom clay extruding 3D printer. Their overall simplicity from afar gives way to the intricacy of detailing only when inspected closely.

Photo: Dirk van den Heuvel

Photo: Dirk van den Heuvel

Photo: Olivier van Herpt

Photo: Olivier van Herpt

Photo: Dirk van den Heuvel

Photo: Dirk van den Heuvel

Photo: Olivier van Herpt

Photo: Olivier van Herpt

From Olivier van Herpt:

A moment in time, a song, a sound, they can now become objects that encapsulate the moment forever.

Photo: Dirk van den Heuvel:

Photo: Dirk van den Heuvel:

Photo: Olivier van Herpt

Photo: Olivier van Herpt

Studio van Broekhoven’s SoundShapeLab has a history of exploring the use of aural manipulation to shape physical objects, the extension of sound designer and studio founder, Ricky van Broekhoven’s curiosity of exploring design and architecture via sound.