Craft + 3D

CARVED is created in a unique way: merging craft and 3D-techniques. It is a collaboration between Linde Freya Tangelder and Mieke Cuppen.


The process starts by hand: Linde provides objects with a new skin. She applies the carves, which creates the characteristic texture. The next step is 3D-scanning this texture and translating it into a 3D-stamp to apply digitally on the designed items.

The 3D designs that have been translated into ceramics.


In this way the texture of a unique and handmade object can be replicated and applied other shapes. The design of these shapes is done in 3D program Rhinoceros. The "stamping" happens in the program Z-brush. The Portuguese factory translates this digital design into a stoneware product. This gives Carved stoneware items their distinctive appearance that resembles carving.

A handmade wooden plate shows the origin of the tableware design.


The oval, stoneware plate, the translation of the wooden plate.


This process merges the visions and methods of Linde and Mieke seamlessly. Combining craftsmanship with 3D-techniques, the manual with the mass. It provides the hospitality market with a tableware design that finds its origin in limited edition pieces.


Carved is a tableware set that combines the ways of working of Linde Freya Tangelder and Mieke Cuppen. Two pretty contrasting worlds meet in one design.

Mieke Cuppen

Linde Freya Tangelder


Linde Freya Tangelder is a designer focusing on limited editions, exploring craftsmanship and interested in the border between art and design. With her limited editions studio Destroyers/Builders she was announced Belgisch ontwerper van het jaar 2019. A renowned award handed out by Biennale Interieur and Knack Weekend with some pretty impressive predecessors.

Mieke focuses on tableware design, often mass produced. She combines the commercial with the creative, loves to explore the possibilities and limitations of the factory production process and she enjoys collaborations with large companies.

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