Foam China, 2009

expanding light
weight porcelain

developed at the European
Ceramic Work Centre
(EKWC)

Cupboards made out of self-developed foam porcelain, a new material
that 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.