Phil Cuttance is a Designer/maker from New Zealand, now based in London. Cuttance constructs all of his prototypes from scratch and values the hands-on creation process as a source of ideas and knowledge. His latest work is driven by the idea of making things himself, in relatively small batches, and trying to add value to the objects he creates by making each object unique.
He is interested in creating objects whose form, often detailed and visually complex, belies the hand-made, lo-fi processes by which they are created. On closer inspection the objects often reveal small imperfections, which are a result of the process and communicate the hand-made nature of the piece. Some of his objects are often assumed to be made by 3D printing, or CNC routing, but they are all handmade.