Handmade Herringbone Objects by Phil Cuttance

At first glance, these objects might appear to be made via 3D printing or CNC technology, as many are these days. Instead, the Herringbone series, by designer Phil Cuttance, are handmade in his London studio. Each piece is made of eco-friendly, cement-like Jesmonite using a process that he developed.

Herringbone Bud Vase

After creating a paper pattern, he cuts and pleats a plastic sheet to follow the pattern, which results in the Herringbone relief. That relief is then used to produce a prototype before making the pieces by hand in colors like: White marble (sparkles), Grey marble (sparkles), Granite (white with speckle), Dark Blue, Brick Red, Taupe, Sage Green, and Yellow. Each piece has a laser etched cork base with the object’s name and piece number. The new objects are available for purchase here.

Herringbone Pen Pot

Herringbone Tray

Photos by Martina Lang.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.