“Driven by a passion for design and fabrication, we are excited to have two businesses that combine the latest technology with one of the oldest crafts in the world.”
With work designed and fabricated by Brian Peters, Coded Clay and Building Bytes offer 3D printed ceramic home goods and architectural products. Coded Clay is a collection of modern housewares and furniture, while Building Bytes is an assortment of custom-made tiles and bricks for wall screens. 3D printing technology drives both product lines. Brian’s forms, patterns, and finishes are created with a deep expertise in this dynamic ceramic-making process.
Brian is an award-winning architect who received a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Illinois. He practiced and studied throughout the world, including Spain, Netherlands, and the United States. He is aided by Daphne Peters, who studied architecture and is a graphic designer and faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. Together, Brian and Daphne explore and experiment with 3D printing as a production tool for tabletop goods and large structures.
Coded Clay and Building Bytes balance traditional craftsmanship and emerging technologies. Product designs are sketched by hand, digitally modeled, and then fabricated using custom-built 3D printers. From vessels to bricks, every design is printed with wet clay. Despite the digital process, the earthen material provides variations from piece to piece. Each product is dried, kiln fired, glazed, and re-fired by hand.
In 2018, Coded Clay launched with its Strata collection of 3D printed ceramic home goods, including planters and vases in four sizes. Future collections include furniture and feature new textures. Since 2014, Building Bytes offers custom designed, fabricated, and installed interior and exterior wall screens and is now expanding into 3D printed ceramic wall tiles. Brian welcomes inquiries for commercial and residential interior projects using these distinctive brick and tile designs.