Ian Alistair Cochran’s resin furniture and home goods remind us of simple, flat disk lollipops with their translucency and rounded corners. The shapes of each piece play off the prism effect inherent to the resin itself, refracting light and creating different depths of saturation. Surprisingly, Cochran’s work doesn’t use glue or fasteners to hold it together, rather it relies on hand-carved notches at each of its joints.
The Chicago-based designer creates contemporary art furniture in resin, fiberglass, and composites, and has dedicated his career to exploring unconventional materials and the relationships they form. Back in December 2022, we shared his work from the Through and Through show in Miami, and he now has three available collections: Plump Series, Dew Drops, and Echo Tables.
While resin might not seem like an obvious material choice for making furniture, it comes with a slew of benefits attached. It’s weather-resistant and designed to withstand the elements – including sun, rain, and extreme temperatures. Even with these factors added in, resin won’t warp, fade, or decompose, making it a great material for outdoor use. Resin furniture is long-lasting and relatively low-maintenance, and can be easily cleaned and polished with Pledge and a microfiber cloth. It doesn’t get any easier!
To learn more about Ian Alistair Cochran’s resin furniture + home goods, visit tulestefactory.com.