Lamps have been an integral part of interior design for as long as I can remember. And it makes complete sense considering what they do. Studio Kittuco has added a marvelous twist to these traditional devices by creating them in multipurpose Jesmonite.
If you are unfamiliar with this material, then you have landed in the right place. If you already know about Jesmonite casting and the wonders it can do, then I would still suggest you stick around to discover how Studio Kittuco uses it to make striking products.
Their collection consists of spectacular decorative pieces and homeware like ashtrays, trays, coasters, holders, lamps, vases, and pots. All made in the star material known as Jesmonite!
What is Jesmonite?
Let’s begin with the basics.
A composite material, Jesmonite, is a derivative of gypsum and needs to be mixed with acrylic resin to be used for castings. While gypsum is a soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate, acrylic resin is a thermoplastic used to cast various objects.
Your Jesmonite kit consists of two components: a powder and a liquid. Mixing these together and adding colored pigments is what makes the magic happen. The resulting mixture can then be used to create one-of-a-kind pieces, as it can mimic various textures and designs.
You can get a DIY kit from Studio Kittuco and begin your Jesmonite career by making fabulous Terrazzo coasters.
The kit consists of:
- Silicone coaster molds
- Jesmonite liquid
- Jesmonite base powder
- Color pigment set
- Mixing sticks
- Mixing cups
- Natural sealer
- An instruction card and access to our tutorial video
Is Jesmonite the same as Plaster of Paris?
Now, this is one question that might pop up in your head when researching this material or working with it. Well, the answer is no, as there are quite a few differences between the two.
- Unlike Jesmonite, Plaster of Paris is extremely viscous, which makes it harder to work with. The viscosity doesn’t allow it to flow smoothly, which can result in a mess when you try pouring it into molds.
- On the other hand, if you take equal quantities of both materials, Plaster of Paris will make more products than Jesmonite.
- The former is also lighter.
What can you make using Jesmonite?
This material was initially used in the construction industry, but that has recently changed. The uses of Jesmonite have evolved since its invention in the 1980s. The trend has shifted from construction to interior design pieces, crockery, lamination, and whatnot. The best part is that Jesmonite readily accepts metallic powders, colored pigments, and other additives.
Here are a few examples to get those creative juices flowing!
- Jewelry Trays
- Cup Holders
- Garden Ornaments
- Table tops
- Soap Dishes
Outstanding features of Jesmonite
Apart from being versatile, this gypsum-based material has some solid characteristics that make it ideal for creating various products.
Creative freedom: It is an excellent medium for creative expression since one can utilize it to bring a myriad of objects to life. It can be manipulated to take on varying textures, colors, and surfaces. It also serves as a fabulous painting surface.
Eco-friendly: A sustainable material that is good for the environment. It makes for an amazing alternative to plastic, plaster, stone, wood, and other materials.
Unbeatable vibe: To be honest, there is a distinct allure to Jesmonite products. They appear so organic and vibrant.
Long-lasting: Jesmonite is resistant to flame and impact, so you know your masterpieces will last for a long time.
Non-toxic: The creation process does not expose you to toxic fumes or particles but still requires donning protective gear and working in a ventilated space.
Jesmonite lamps and more at Studio Kittuco
If you are not too keen on working with Jesmonite and want to get your hands on ready-made products, then Studio Kittuco is worth checking out. Each of their Jesmonite products is so charming and irresistible that you feel like getting one from every category. Let me take you through their colorful collection.
Shaped to resemble a bud, these quirky pieces will become the focal point of whichever room you put them in. The cute and unique terrazzo design lends them an outstanding quality. The most exciting aspect for me is the uneven texture which is a result of air bubbles, pores, and surface imperfections.
The base of the lamp is hand-casted with Jesmonite and water-based acrylic resin. A topcoat of natural beeswax is used to seal it all in. Finally, an LED Filament bulb is perched atop the beautiful base. The base is 11 cm high with an 8 cm diameter.
Place this plugin lamp on your study table, and it will serve as a desk lamp. You can also substitute it for traditional bedside lamps or plain table lamps. The 2-meter-long cable ensures that you can place it almost anywhere.
The Bud Lamp comes in 18 incredible variants, from Classic Rose and Natural Turquoise to Split Cinnamon and Navy Confetti.
Terrazzo appears to be the dominant theme at Studio Kittuco, and you understand why by browning through their collection. Moreover, all of their products are cast using Jesmonite and acrylic resin for that distinct vibe!
Their Planter Pots have a pleasantly unconventional shape with a diameter of 11 cm and a height of 10 cm. They come with a drainage hole at the bottom. Additionally, they too have a textured surface similar to the Bub Lamps. You can get one in Noir Dusty ink, Navy Confetti, White Love, Blue Terrazzo, Classic Milk Tea, and Classic Forest.
Studio Kittuco’s Pen Pots will make your study table oh-so-appealing with their vibrant charm! These are 9 cm high and 8.5 cm wide, so spacious enough to accommodate all your pens and pencils. On the contrary, you can put them on your vanity to hold your makeup brushes and pencils. The Split Sunny Lime is my personal favorite!
There is no doubt that flowers make for a pleasant sight but do you know what’s better? The sight of flowers in a Tall Vase from Studio Kittuco! These are 14.5 cm high and 7.8 cm wide. In addition to the terrazzo variants, these also come in Solid Rainbow colors. Pick from Pistachio, Lavender, Tangerine, Canary, Rose, and Ocean.
Atome x Studio Kittuco
Do you know the best part about purchasing delightful homeware from Studio Kittuco? Let me bring you in on it. The brand partners with Atome to make it easier for you to pay for its products! Easy on the eyes and your pockets!
Headquartered in Singapore with over 10,000 partnered merchants and available in 10 markets, Atome offers its users the choice and convenience of flexible payment options for a variety of products and services. The app allows shoppers to split their purchases over three interest-free monthly payments by scanning a partner retailer’s in-store QR code or upon website checkout. By splitting their payments, Atome users will be able to better manage their budget while making quality products and services more reachable.
To start, all you have to do is download the Atome application (get it here) and register on it by creating an account.
Every new user is eligible for a discount of RM15 upon spending a minimum of RM50.
How to use Atome?
- Add your favorite Jesmonite items at Studio Kittuco to the cart.
- When checking out, select Atome to pay your bill.
- Make the first payment immediately and the other two on specified due dates.
Decorating your house is a wholesome and fulfilling experience for most. And it becomes tenfold better when you can do so with astounding pieces made of eco-friendly Jesmonite. The charm remains constant whether you purchase them at Studio Kittuco or DIY a masterpiece. They make for heartfelt gifts, too! Make sure to use Atome when placing an order for your DIY kit or a ready-made product.