Vases with oyster shells and ceramic waste

A young German  designer has created a collection of vases combining two circular materials, oyster shells and broken ceramic tablewear.
The shell of the oysters consists mainly of calcium carbonate, used in construction as an ingredient in the cement mix, and conchiolin, a protein substance that gives resistance to the shell, this material undergoes a process of cleaning and grinding and then be mixed with the ceramic component to form a paste.
Thanks to the 3D printing technology, the combination of the two materials gives shape to vases with a quality surface both in aesthetic and tactile terms characterized by different shades of color due to the different compositions of the materials used.

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