The Design Show – Phil Cuttance

It is the final day of The Design Show and we thought we would take a moment to share some of the incredible work exhibited. We approached this show with a slightly different curatorial model – inviting our favourite New Zealand furniture makers to the gallery.

As we penned a list of objects and designers we were interested in Phil Cuttance was an obvious choice. Phil kindly allowed us to play the film he made which demonstrates how he makes the spectacular vases we have on show.


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Faceture small vase – Pink no. 211. Water-based resin. $380

Faceture small vase – White no. 267. Water-based resin. $380

Faceture Tall vase – Charcoal no. 222. Water-based resin. $470

The Faceture series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique. See the film in the video room to see how the Faceture vases are made. Phil Cuttance is a New Zealand designer, based in London. Cuttance constructs all of his prototypes from scratch and values the hands-on creation process as a source of ideas and knowledge. He is interested in methods of making which endow products with visual clues about how they were made, and celebrating those visual markers, even sometimes when they would traditionally be seen as imperfections.

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