Hi-tech looking Lo-tech making
Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 11:06AM
PHILIP HENDERSON

I finished my trip around the London Design Festival at 100% Design at Earls Court. Many years ago I had a small stand at the show, and made many good contacts. In recent years the show has improved massively. The recession has helped to cull the amount of stands, making a visit less daunting.

Although tucked into a corner of the Icon Design Magazine promotion stand, Phil Cuttance's FACETURE Vases are the products which have stuck in my mind since the show. Each individually unique vase is produced from a water based resin.

Although at first glance they could be mistaken for a product that has been digitally modelled and manufactured via a form of rapid prototyping, they are cast by rotating, hand made moulds using an ingenious workstation. This in itself is a wonderful piece of design. A video of the Vase making process can be seen at the website below.

www.philcuttance.com

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