Herringbone Objects by Phil Cuttance

View all 9 Photos

Handmade objects that look like CNC machined products.

Clean and strikingly precise, the Herringbone collection tricks the mind in a creative way. Designed by Phil Cuttance, the objects boast an eye-catching herringbone pattern that looks almost too perfect to be real. While admiring the range, CNC machines and 3D printing spring to mind. Yet the designer only uses traditional techniques to complete each item by hand. After creating the custom folding pattern and projecting it onto a flat sheet, Cuttance then folds it by hand to make the herringbone-shaped relief. The next step involves casting resin into the patterned mold, with further hand finishes applied onto the 3D piece before casting yet another mold to make the objects. And it looks like this complex – but also cleverly simple – process offers impressive rewards.

Beautifully detailed and intricate, the collection highlights the dichotomy between the manual manufacturing processes and the CNC machined-like patterns. Admiring the products at a closer range, however, one can admire the small imperfections which not only affirm their handmade nature, but also give them an artisanal quality and distinctive charm. The range includes smaller and larger vases as well as trays and pen pots, all available in beautiful colors. Photographs© Phil Cuttance.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River

    A creatively designed retreat that celebrates an ancient local tradition. Built on the banks of…

  • andBeyond Vira Vira Lodge

    A serene retreat set on a working farm in Chile. Back in the early ‘90s,…

  • Eastwind Hotel & Bar

    A cozy upstate New York retreat in the Catskill Mountains. The brainchild of a group…

  • The Kumaon

    A serene mountain retreat in the Himalayas. Located 1600m above sea level in the Village…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(210683)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • Introducing Beau Lake

    Re-imagining waterside recreation. Inspired by nature, Canadian brand Beau Lake aims to redefine waterside sports…

  • The Happy Collector

    A card game designed specifically for design lovers. Perfect for parties with friends and family…

  • Introducing Combekk

    The comeback of the Dutch sand-casting iron pots in their country of origin. Back in…

  • Naoto Fukasawa: Embodiment

    Celebrating an iconic designer. After publishing the exquisite Tadao Ando: The Colors of Light Volume…

  • Llegado By Taeg Nishimoto

    Recycled paper transformed into seating. In his quest to explore the structural strength and material…

  • The GT02 Lamp

    A creative lighting design reminiscent of origami. San Francisco-based architecture and design studio Garcia Tamjidi…

  • The Savage Bag By Db Equipment

    An innovative design that provides next-level protection for bikes. After designing award-winning travel bags for…

  • The TRIWA x Humanium Metal Watch

    The world’s first watch crafted from melted illegal firearms. Stockholm-based watch brand TRIWA recently partnered…

  • Coffee Jar By Sovrappensiero

    An ingenious companion for your daily coffee making ritual. At first glance, the Coffee Jar…

Close Cart