I NEVER KNOW WHAT RESULT I WILL GET

TEXT: ŁUKASZ POTOCKI, PHOTOS: COURTESLY BY STUDIO ARIANE PRIN

LONDON 25.9.2016

DESIGN

RUST is inspired by the desire to create new form and utility out of commonly disregarded waste materials.
Product designer Ariane Prin launched the brand PRIN London and RUST, the studio’s first homeware collection last September during the London Design Festival. Now the collection is growing.

The RUST range is created by mixing metal particulate with various gypsum based materials. No two items in RUST are the same: each is made by hand and the metal dust oxidation gives each product a unique texture, varying in colour and intensity.

“It takes us about three days to complete a piece in RUST. That is not considering the oxidation time (from few weeks, to months) and the high variability of the process. 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 slowly mutating with time” says French-born designer. “I am working blind, the pieces are white at the beginning and they take their coloration over time. I never know what result I will get”. www.arianeprin.com

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