Phil Cuttance – Herringbone Pen Pot
Brand: Phil Cuttance
Herringbone pen pot by Phil Cuttance.
Each piece in the Herringbone range is handmade, created using a custom folding pattern which is then project onto a flat sheet material. This material is then folded by hand into a 3D 'Herringbone' shaped relief. This relief is used as a flat mould to cast resin. This casting is then then manipulated by hand into the final 3D form of the piece. From this form another mould is case and from this, the final Herringbone vases are cast.
Each of Cuttance's Herringbone objects is handmade from Jesmonite, a composite material that combines plaster and cement with water-based resin. This makes it an eco-friendly material. Few things unlock the creativity of a designer more than a material. The in-depth exploration of how it can be used or how a material is created is all part of the design process. Jesmonite is the ultimate chameleon material of the building industry. It can be used to replicate the appearance and texture of any surface finish in any number of colours. It was invented here in the UK in 1984 by Peter Hawkins. The original compound was an acrylic-modified gypsum composite which is still sold to this day. It was conceived as a safe alternative to fibreglass and as a lightweight alternative to cast concrete. The combination of natural raw materials with a special blend of water-based pure acrylic polymers create a unique family of materials that have a number of product benefits that make Jesmonite superior to other building materials.
The pen pot is a pleasing oval shape for all your desk accessories. In contemporary colours, like sage, dark blue and granite, the bud vases, pen pots and trays are covetable objects indeed. The marble white version has a glitter to it.