Since I have now publicly declared my deep affection for triangles (noticed the new triangle-filled Gigot logo?*) today I’m happily sharing these faceture vases by kiwi designer Phil Cuttance. His work is all kinds of amazing, with its colours, triangles everywhere, and a very hands-on casting technique despite the almost ‘digital’ look of the end product.
Each vase is custom-made, by pouring water-based resins into a simple handmade mould. Popping in and out different triangular facets creates a differently shaped mould every time, and thereby creating a unique vase.
It’s an intriguing process to make these beauties, and hurrah there is a video!
Now, if you are as intrigued by all of this as I am, here’s the best for last: Phil Cuttance is hosting a series of resin casting workshops in February! It might be a bit of a splurge to get to Auckland if you don’t live in New Zealand, yes. But, you’ll be taught the same casting technique as he used for these vases, and twirl those resins to make your own design vase and a small pen pot. Sweet!
* Big big thank you to my friend Marco, who is a designer, artist, photographer, amazing chef and just a general bundle of joy. He put up with the triangle-madness I pulled him onto and designed the new Gigot logo. Yay!