TONK   (2017-Ongoing)  TONK Is a wax-dipping machine inspired by the old technique of dipping candles. The dipping frame is used to ‘draw’ new designs. The result of this dipping process will be used as a mould and will be realised in bronze or aluminium using the old technique of lost wax casting. Combining these two authentic processes a unique piece is produced every single time. The uniqueness of these pieces is inherent to the process since every ‘wax design’ is sacrificed during the casting process. Besides bronze, other finishes are also possible and will be explored in the future.

TONK

(2017-Ongoing)

TONK Is a wax-dipping machine inspired by the old technique of dipping candles. The dipping frame is used to ‘draw’ new designs. The result of this dipping process will be used as a mould and will be realised in bronze or aluminium using the old technique of lost wax casting. Combining these two authentic processes a unique piece is produced every single time. The uniqueness of these pieces is inherent to the process since every ‘wax design’ is sacrificed during the casting process. Besides bronze, other finishes are also possible and will be explored in the future.

Wax on/Wax off

The making of Chair T-003

  Chair T-003   One of the first high end objects made with TONK

Chair T-003

One of the first high end objects made with TONK

  Chair T-003   One of the first high end objects made with TONK

Chair T-003

One of the first high end objects made with TONK

  Sculpture T-001 & T-002   One of the first high end objects made with TONK. Currently exploring the possibilities to give a function to this sculptures.

Sculpture T-001 & T-002

One of the first high end objects made with TONK. Currently exploring the possibilities to give a function to this sculptures.

  Sculpture T-001 & T-002   One of the first high end objects made with TONK. Currently exploring the possibilities to give a function to this sculptures.

Sculpture T-001 & T-002

One of the first high end objects made with TONK. Currently exploring the possibilities to give a function to this sculptures.

  Sculpture T-001 & T-002   One of the first high end objects made with TONK. Currently exploring the possibilities to give a function to this sculptures.

Sculpture T-001 & T-002

One of the first high end objects made with TONK. Currently exploring the possibilities to give a function to this sculptures.

 Stool T-004

Stool T-004

 Stool T-004

Stool T-004

 Chair T-006

Chair T-006

 Chair T-006

Chair T-006

 Chair T-006

Chair T-006

 CUP  (2016-Ongoing)  While exploring the effects of high temperatures on disposable materials, the influence of heat on the shape of polystyrene cups intrigued me. During my further research regarding heat and polystyrene I came across ‘the lost foam casting process’. It caught my eye as this process made it possible to eternalise the manipulated disposable cup in bronze, making something disposable last forever.

CUP

(2016-Ongoing)

While exploring the effects of high temperatures on disposable materials, the influence of heat on the shape of polystyrene cups intrigued me. During my further research regarding heat and polystyrene I came across ‘the lost foam casting process’. It caught my eye as this process made it possible to eternalise the manipulated disposable cup in bronze, making something disposable last forever.