Grond studio works with raw earth materials. Using century-old techniques combined with novel material knowledge and contemporary aesthetics, we mould these materials into unique surfaces, furniture and objects.
Rammed earth and clay plaster are our core business. We are not afraid of experimentation and always work in close collaboration with architects, artists, designers & scientists. These collaborations not only add a distinctive aesthetical layer to projects, but also take well known construction methods and the application of (local) soil in contemporary design projects a step further.
Behind Grond studio is the conviction that earth, as one of the most common resources on the planet, holds a strong capability for new thinking and action towards a more balanced relationship between humans and nature.
Grond studio is founded by Pieter Van Bruyssel, a Brussels-based craftsman who challenges the status-quo and values the principles of re-use and circularity. After his master in photography, he travelled extensively and discovered earth as a building material. The realisation that, at least in our contemporary urban environments, we have almost completely forgotten this material, made him decide to follow extensive training courses in Vorarlberg (Austria) where he became familiar with the work of rammed-earth specialist Martin Rauch. After a couple of years of building up experience in national and international raw earth projects, he founded Grond studio early 2020. Since the start, Grond studio provides high-skilled, aesthetical and detailed work with local and sustainable materials. Together with a team of strong and crafty King Kongs, Grond studio delivers raw earth craftsmanship for renovation, construction, art and design.