Marcel Wanders


Foam Bowl

The quality of porcelain is best reflected through its fine and delicate properties, a quality that is not celebrated when using a mould. To create the foam bowl, marcel developed a technique to produce porcelain objects without the use of a plaster mould.  A synthetic sponge is taken and dipped in a fluid porcelain clay slip, the clay impregnates the foam, and once dried the foam is fired within a kiln. Once cooked, the foam is burnt away and the perfect porcelain replica of the foam remains.  An intelligent manufacturing process that has the ability to show the intricate qualities of porcelain clay. Designed 1997, produced by Moooi.




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