Tri Geometrica is a Glasgow based designer & maker of handmade industrial geometric planters.
The following interview was held with the Handmade Candle Co. in March 2017 as part of their 'Meet the Maker' series.
MARCH MEET THE MAKER: TRI GEOMETRICA
For our March collab in aid of 'March Meet the Maker' we teamed up with Robert Laing, the face behind the brand Tri Geometrica to find out more about his work. Robert is a designer currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Robert trained in Visual Communication at Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 2005 but only recently started his own business, Tri Geometrica, in 2016. Setting up Tri Geometrica was a bit of a sidestep in terms of discipline for Robert as it brings in a three dimensional sculptural element but the process maintains many problem solving skills which he developed as a designer over the years.
How did you get into sculpture and concrete molding?
When my partner and I bought our flat we spent a lot of time renovating it before we moved it. When it came to accessorising we really wanted some concrete planters to match the style - greys and geometric shapes. We couldn’t find anywhere in Scotland who made exactly what we wanted. There were a few companies in the US but shipping was really expensive. I decided that I would try and make my own which allowed me to create a one off unique piece. Once I had created my first planter I kept looking at it and thinking about other possibilities. Through considering other geometric shapes and experimenting with scale and height I got the bug and Tri Geometrica was born.
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