Founded by musician Ricky van Broekhoven, Studio van Broekhoven SoundShapeLab explores the realms of architecture and design through carefully crafted sounds and music. It is a laboratory where natural forces and processes are explored in order to create unique and immersive environments. Since its establishment in 2012, Studio Van Broekhoven has collaborated with film makers, creative agencies, motion graphic artists, museums and health care institutions.
Among their most astonishing ventures is a project titled Solid Vibration, an ongoing collaboration with designer Olivier van Herpt where ceramic and sound waves are combined to produce hypnotizing vessels that capture sound frequencies and freeze them into a physical manifestation. For each of the ceramic vessels, a carefully constructed speaker rig is designed and mounted below the printing platform of van Herpt’s 3D ceramic printer to emit varying sound waves that influence the printing process. This allows for spatially solidifying audio as the beautiful and mind bending patterns begin to take shape. “A moment in time, a song, a sound, they can now become objects that encapsulate the moment forever,” statement from van Herpt’s website.