If you don’t know the first thing about design, don’t have a clue how “they make those things anyway”, and the only art lessons you ever got were from Art Attack—then take a look at this. London-based artist Phil Cuttance has produced a video showing the process it takes to make pieces for his latest FACETURE series.
The design series consists of handmade digital-inspired vases, light-shades and side tables. Each one is individually created through this method displayed by Cuttance in the short video. After scoring and cutting a plastic sheet into a triangular geometric mould, he is able to manually manipulate it, and it is this random popping and pushing of the triangular facets that means every piece is entirely unique. The mould is then coated from the inside with a water-based resin, meaning that when it sets a hollow graphic-like vase is created.
Not only has Cuttance developed a relatively simple—well, simple for some—technique for creating these pieces, he has also constructed an inventive FACETURE machine that is clean and purposeful, each element built to help him work with ease. The casting jig at the rear of the machine looks a cinch to use (even for those of us who can’t draw a straight line). Looking at his site, Cuttance has continually produced designs of innovation—including Weld vases made from discarded ABS plastic sheets, and coat hooks made from toy animals.
This short, clean how-to was brilliantly filmed by Czech photographer Petr Krejčí in a way that was reflects the tone of the art. It’s really just lovely.