Industrial Designer Olivier Van Herpt Teams With COS for Limited-Edition Vases

IT’S A PROCESS: Industrial designer Olivier Van Herpt will be helping COS make the most of the maker culture starting Monday in six of its stores.
The Dutchman has designed a limited-edition set of six vases with his unconventional 3-D printing technology. Since clay is a malleable material, chance plays a role in the printing process. The end result is a craft product infused with the latest technology. For COS, Van Herpt studied its spring collection and was intrigued by the sportswear-inspired garment shapes, colors and tactile fabrics. “It’s almost as if the clothing and wearer merge together to create new forms and I used this idea as the starting point to develop the vases,” he said.
His series of vases will be displayed in the stores on Stockholm’s Biblioteksgatan, Berlin’s Neue Schönhauser Strasse, London’s Regent Street, in Rotterdam’s Dreamhouse, Spain’s Bilbao and on New York’s Fifth Avenue. There will also be images of the designer at work in the COS store windows. The company currently has 205 stores in 34 countries.
In line with its reputation for working with artists, COS selected Van Herpt partially due to how he pushes the limits of existing 3-D-printing technologies. Van Herpt has come up with

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Industrial Designer Olivier Van Herpt Teams With COS for Limited-Edition Vases

Industrial Designer Olivier Van Herpt Teams With COS for Limited-Edition Vases

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