Pots, trays & vases created by mixing metal dust with plaster and eco-resin
Published on October 6, 2015
Product designer Ariane Prin to launch RUST, the studio’s first homeware collection for the London Design Festival 2015.
The RUST range is composed of pots, trays and vases created by mixing metal dust with plaster and eco-resin (Jesmonite). No two items in RUST are the same: the collection is entirely hand-made and the metal dust oxidation gives each product a unique texture, varying in colour and intensity.
RUST is inspired by the desire to create new form and utility out of commonly disregarded waste materials.
The collection’s varied surface patterns are obtained by mixing different metal particles with water-based resin and plaster. The metal dust used for the pieces originates from key cutting and other metalworking workshops across London.
Ariane Prin says about her process:
“It takes us about three days to complete a piece in RUST. That is not considering the rusting time and the high variability of the process — I often reject and recycle pieces in the production when I’m not happy with the result. But every time I go to my studio I’m excited to see the objects’ changing textures. It’s like each one of them was alive and mutating with time.
The shapes I chose for the RUST range are extremely simple. I wanted to let the material and its visual articulation be the heroes of this series of products”
In conjunction with the launch, Ariane Prin’s studio will introduce a new website and online store, PRIN London.