The inspiration behind KERAMIK is based in two completely different aspects of arts and crafts.
Ceramic objects were always a big part of everyday life, for thousands of years. "Kerameikos" is the root of the term “ceramics” — the art of firing clay. According to the historian Herodotus, Kerameikos is named after the Greek word “Keramos,” which means fired earth. Clay has always been used for creating and sculpting objects that are both practical and durable.
Then we have a new form of creating and sculpting, with the help of cutting-edge technologies, we can use the tools offered by 3D printing and design. Merging these two ideas we created a different kind of craft. A forward-looking era, which combines history with new design practices.
Even though there are hundreds of metals and plastics to 3D print with, ceramic materials have unique properties that are extremely valuable in both high-tech manufacturing and art.
Additive manufacturing heightens the appeal of this material because it not only enables you to create parts with shapes not currently possible with any other process, but it is far more cost effective and faster than producing ceramic parts in the traditional way particularly for industrial applications.
Let's not forget that clay is also a great sustainable material. Nowadays where sustainability is key, our brand embraces the culture of eco-friendly and more ethical products, which is reflected in every single step of our creating process, minimizing as much as possible our carbon footprint.
The reusability and recycling of clay offers many more options than any other material. In the case of a faulty printing, we have the ability to reuse the clay immediately to reprint another item and even after it is dried, we can reclaim it.
My passion for design began during my studies at the Welsh School of Architecture from where I graduated with a Bachelor’s and M.Arch. degree.
I established Framed Visualisation studio back in 2014 and since then we have collaborated with award winning Architectural and Interior design practices in Greece and around the globe. We have completed numerous 3D Design / CGI still images, animations and Virtual Reality material for prestigious projects and brands including high end Hospitality, F & B, Residential and Real Estate projects. www.framedviz.com
KERAMIK is our design studio's latest initiative where we design and produce a collection of innovative and eco-friendly lighting, furniture products and accessories through 3D printing clay technology.
Marketing was just a word for me up until my undergraduate studies in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia, Greece.
During the last year of my bachelor studies I realised that I wanted to follow the path of a marketer. Therefore I expanded my educational knowledge by undertaking a Master’s degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Following my studies I worked in the UK as a Marketing Consultant in several industries from advertising & design agencies to investment and insurance corporations.What I really love about Marketing is that it is an incredible mix of art and science. You have to like people, be creative, have analytical and practical skills, be strategical, embrace innovation and always follow the latest trends.
Marketing is everywhere. It permeates every culture, every industry, and every media channel.
Through technology, we design and print custom shapes that allow us not only to minimize the amount of raw material we use in an object but also make the final product more structurally robust.
We also have the ability to produce monolithic items and assembly accessories which fit our products and reduces our need to source spare parts made from other material.
It is extraordinary how a raw and natural ingredient like clay can transform its substance into something digitized that lasts in time.