In 1995, Aristides Poort, working in collaboration with Technical University Delft started to work on a unique mission: to develop a material with perfect acoustic properties. The main emphasis was on resonance and sustain.
The mission started out with research into the material that has been used for instrument building since time immemorial: wood. Studies of different types of top quality wood led to a technical study of cell structures and the mutual differences between them. By answering the question, “What happens to a sound wave in a material at cell level?” it was subsequently possible to design the ideal cell structure.
Fifteen years of research led to a tonematerial with amazing acoustic features. The possibility to build an one-piece construction combined with the unique cell-structure of the material resulted in a revolutionary property: the sound waves could resonate three dimensional without any disruption throughout the whole instrument.
The mission was accomplished and Arium is the result!