Phil Cuttance


New things from New Zealand (now London-based) designer Phil Cuttance. The Herringbone range of objects – a tray, pen pot and vase – are handmade with Jesmonite. Yes, those sharp angles are crafted by hand… closer inspection reveals each piece to be definitely unique, and imperfect.

For me, these have a distinctly nostalgic New Zealand feel, because the patterns are reminiscent of those on tukutuku panels. Not sure if that was a conscious thing or a happy accident, but it makes me love these pieces even more. They’re available in New Zealand at Everyday Needs (or you can buy from Phil directly).

Crazy-good art direction and photography by Martina Laing 

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