The EPS Collection
Visiting the factory of Lovink Technocast, Klaas Kuiken got fascinated by an iron-casting technique called lost-foam casting (LFC). This technique is often used for the production of engine parts and therefore remains completely invisible for most people.
Klaas Kuiken: “I wondered if it would be possible to use LFC to create accessible and visually interesting products outside an industrial setting? The answer was yes! The EPS Collection consists of wood stoves, a table, chairs and lights, all made at Lovink Technocast using the lost-foam casting technique.”
“First, I made different designs and moulds out of polystyrene foam (styrofoam), which were placed in a sand-filled container. Then, hot cast iron was poured into the container making the foam melt because of the incredible heat and the cast iron taking its place entirely. The result is an exact copy of the polystyrene foam design, cast in one piece and still showing all the beautiful characteristics of the foam mould used.”