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Stone Printing - Giant Clams

2021 - ongoing

Series of biobased pastes and 3D extruder

Calcium + organic materials

Initial research and artistic endeavors with Stone Paper have evolved into a sophisticated printing installation. These innovative objects will be showcased at the Dutch Design Week 2023 in Eindhoven, marking a significant milestone in the project’s development.

Isaac Monte has not only expanded the applications of bio-based materials in additive manufacturing but also pioneered the development of novel extrusion techniques to handle the unique viscosity of Stone Paper. His work extends to crafting biobased pastes from waste streams, utilizing byproducts like Calcium from the limestone industry. Through a series of monumental clams, Isaac pays homage to the ancient craft of stonemasonry while redefining it for the modern era.

The heart of this project lies in the reinvention of stone masonry. By transforming Stone Paper into a liquid form of limestone, Isaac has enabled 3D printing to take the place of traditional tools, reducing material waste. These Giant Clams, representing different stages of a stone mason’s apprenticeship, embody the intersection of craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology.

With the generous support of Creative Industries Fund NL

Stone Printing V2_LowRes

Stone Printing V2_LowRes

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