As a building material, resin is gaining popularity among designers for its flexibility. We present some products that are sure to raise your expectations regarding resin.
Modern furniture design is exploring new materials that create practical and aesthetic wonders. Epoxy resin is gathering interest as it is low cost and easy to use. It is particularly common amongst young designers who cannot invest in plastic injection moulding technologies. Resin also offers flexibility in usage and can be brushed and moulded beautifully. It is strong, impact-resistant and comes in an attractive palette of colours. We explore some experiments with resinà
Korean designer Wonmin Park has experimented with resin at his studio based in Netherlands. Called the Haze Series, this range uses basic geometric shapes and plays with perception. Each Haze Series object carries within it a dissymmetry of form hidden from sight, which is created by its unique casting process. As a result it offers a beautiful combination of form, colour, opaqueness and texture.
Bauhaus door handles
Haute DTco, the luxury door-handle company introduced at the Milan Fair this year, a series of resin handles, knobs and levers in pumice, sandstone and other stone effects under its Bauhaus range. The company has particularly created three look-alike stone finishes that replicate porous lava pumice, honey-toned sandstone and pale-grey limestone. Using cast-resin allows for a variety of shapes and sizes and for inserts to be secured into the castings. The handles made in this material are incredibly tactile and luxurious looking.
The Woven Project
Industrial design graduate Andrey Grishko, of new Tel Aviv studio AndreyAndShay, takes 3D weaving to another level with his ´Woven Project´. Here, fibre glass is dipped in epoxy resin and then spun around the mould to create objects such as stools and lamps. After the epoxy hardens, the objects become strong but remain lightweight.