Gallery: China Made of Open-Cell Porcelain Foam is Sustainable and Toxi...


Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel recently unveiled a set of ecologically crafted “Foam China” and a “Foam Cabinet” at Milan Design Week. Each piece is composed of an open-cell porcelain that looks and behaves very similar to polystyrene foam but without the chemical-ridden health hazards and environmental impact.

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  1. HEViX April 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    sooo.. I’m curious about the insulation properties of this material. Beer cooler!?

  2. scuffedshoes April 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    FWIW, these are actually closed-cell foams. An example of an open-cell foam is a kitchen sponge; an open-cell ceramic wouldn’t work very well as a soup bowl.

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