SEGMENT shade by Philip Cuttance for Resident

June 17th, 2013 by retail design blog

The shade is cast in white china clay, sourced from Matauri bay, New Zealand. Produced in batches of 100. Each batch is Unique. The Segment shade is cast from a simple mould created from eleven individual wedge-shaped plaster segments. When initially assembled together the segments create a closed circle, resembling a cake sliced into eleven even pieces.

Every wedge is then cut with a bandsaw on a unique angle, each different to the others. When reassembled each face now intersects at a different angle to the adjacent wedge creating an irregular, asymmetric inner cavity where the Segment shade is slip-cast in ceramic. Each casting inherits the texture of the bandsaw cuts on the wedge faces.

A batch of shades is cast from this arrangement of wedges, then the eleven segments are rearranged, creating a new unique cavity for casting a new different shaped shade. Every time the wedges are rearranged a new batch of different shaped Segment shades can be cast.

Designed by Philip Cuttance for Resident

http://www.philcuttance.com/

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