Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance


Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

London designer Phil Cuttance created this range of vases by welding together discarded plastic offcuts.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

Called Weld Vases, the pieces are made of ABS plastic sheet discarded by a local factory, joined by hand through hot-air welding.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

Here's some more information from Cuttance:

Weld vases by Phil Cuttance.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

Material: recycled ABS plastic sheet, ABS weld rod.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

A departure from machine-made mass replicated plastic, the Weld vases are each individually hand-crafted and idiosyncratic, and therefore possess an inherent value unusual for plastic goods.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

Hot air welding, a process commonly used to repair broken plastic parts, joins the thin plastic shapes together creating strong and decorative

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

All of the plastic used in the vases is discarded off-cut ABS plastic from a local London plastic fabricator, and each vase is individually numbered on the base.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

The vases are available in three tonal combinations.

Weld Vases by Phil Cuttance

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Posted on Sunday July 18th 2010 at 10:41 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Bas


  • nnn

    very 2D looking…i like it!

  • cobbler

    Just what is it that we are looking at here? Renderings with plants photo-shopped into them? And hand-craftiness adds inherent value? are you kidding me? Why would I want things hand made when there are plenty of other techniques that simply make a better quality product. I went to my local cobbler to replicate some shoes that I really liked and he gave me a very decent price but outlined that he could not make the welds at tight as the machined shoes. He, as a cobbler, preferred the machined shoes. Don’t make me an argument for inspiration, what inspires me will inspire me, simply tell me what inspired you. What is the fact that you were trying to reuse discarded material and the unique shapes leftover allowed for some interesting but limiting combinations? What is that 3 tones created a much more vibrant play with light than 1 or 2 tones? The thing is they look kind of cool, but they dont look real, and its a different way to make a vase. Thats the beginning of an argument for why I should invest in them.

  • yugo

    There don’t look real. I think these are Photoshop images.

  • J lampson

    These are cool!
    I Saw pics them on designboom too, they show them being made- so are not photoshopped.
    Nice work.

  • J Spencer

    Those vases are absolutely charming! I love them and will try to find out how to buy some. Clever reuse of materials.