Phil Cuttance Uses Jesmonite To Create Herringbone Objects

London based designer Phil Cuttance has expanded his range of handmade chevron-textured objects.

Each of Phil's Herringbone objects is handmade from Jesmonite.To achieve a textured surface, the London-based designer made a set of patterned resin moulds. This pattern was first created on paper, before being projected onto a flat plastic sheet.

The plastic sheet is then cut and pleated according to the pattern – forming a flat mould that is then folded into the desired shape. Phil then manually shapes this casting into each of the objects' individual forms.

Each piece is given a laser-etched cork base, branded with the object's name and number, emphasising their handmade quality.

By making each object by hand, the designer hopes to set his pieces apart from the identical, mass-produced objects on the market.

"Almost any shape is achievable now using CNC and 3D-printing technologies, and these shapes can be made to be almost perfect," Cuttance told Dezeen. "These technologies definitely have their place in design and craft, but I think their increasing ubiquity makes the truly handmade more valuable."

"I like to create objects that initially appear initially to be made using these technologies, but a closer inspection reveals that they aren't perfect, and are clearly handmade, as revealed by their imperfections. I like to invest time and effort into developing handmade processes that encourage this confusion," he added.

Original article by www.dezeen.com


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