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Apr 18

FACETURE - the man & his machine

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The FACETURE Process

"First the mould of the object is hand-made by scoring and cutting a sheet of 0.5mm plastic sheet. This sheet is then folded, cut and taped into the overall shape of the product that is to be cast. The mould's final shape, and strength, is dictated by which triangular facets I pop in and out. I do this each time I ready the mould for the next object, meaning that no two castings are the same. I then mix a water-based casting resin that is cast in the mould where it sets solid."

"The resin is poured into the hollow mould and rolled around to coat and encase the sides, controlled by me on the casting jig on the machine. The material soon sets creating a hollow solid object. Then another, different coloured measure of resin is poured into the same mould, and swirled around inside, over the first. When it has set, the mould is removed to reveal the solid set cast piece. The casting appears with sharp accurate lines and a digital quality to its aesthetic, a visual 'surprise' considering the ‘lo-fi’, hand-made process from which it came. The mould is then cleaned and ready for re-use."


"It consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object's form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique."

Get your very own unique piece which is numbered on the top.


Available in blue, charcoal, pink, yellow. Custom colours available.
Light shades size - 32cm deep x 19cm diameter approx.

Side Tables
Table available in blue, charcoal, pink, yellow as per vases and light shades. Custom colours available.
Side Table size - 56cm tall x 28cm diameter approx.

Standard colours - Charcoal, blue, yellow, pink, white. Custom colours available.
Available in two sizes;

Tall - 44 x 12 cm approx.
Small - 33 x 8 cm approx.

For pricing and ordering contact: email [email protected]

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Images by: Petr Krejci

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