RUST by Ariane Prin

More and more designers are concerned about our earth and discover innovative ways to turn discarded materials into desirable products.
London based product designer Ariane Prin mixes gypsum with left over metal dust, which develops over time as it oxidizes. Rust turns trash into treasure with a range of simple shaped products that each reveal a unique texture, varying in colour and intensity.

The French born Ariane Prin launched the homeware collection Rust last year during the London Design Festival and recently added new pieces to the collection. The Rust range is created by mixing gypsum to metal particles – steel, brass and copper – originating from locksmith shops and other metalworking workshops across London. No two items are the same: each cachepot, tray, vase, shallow bowl, box

and clock is made by hand and shows variations in texture and colour shades. It takes about three days to complete a piece, without taking into account the rusting time that varies from weeks to months.
Ariane Prins graduated from the Royal College of Art London in 2011 and works with various leading clients since.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Mint Gallery and Heal’s in London, Cité de la Mode et du Design and S.Bensimon Gallery in Paris.
Prin regularly hosts workshops to share her creative process with a broader audience in collaboration with companies and institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Institute of Making and The Dock of Tom Dixon.

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