• Maison Auguste Bonaz, brooches made from galalith and silver plated lucite, c. 1920-30 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Andreas Sütterlin

  • Edward Hack, Pineapple syrup bottle, c. 1958; Courtesy of Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University Bournemouth

  • TheOcean Cleanup, crew sorting plastic on deck after System 002 extraction, October 2021 © The Ocean Cleanup

  • The Ocean Cleanup, system 002 deployed for testing in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 2021 © The Ocean Cleanup

  • Klarenbeek & Dros in collaboration with Luma, cultivation of micro algae for biopolymers; Photo: Antoine Raab, courtesy of Luma

  • MycoTEX in collaboration with Karin Vlug, MycoTEX seamless jacket; Photo: Jeroen Dietz

Plastic – Remaking Our World

Plastics have shaped our daily lives like no other material: from packaging to footwear, from household goods to furniture, from automobiles to architecture. A symbol of carefree consumerism and revolutionary innovation, plastics havespurred the imagination of designers and architects for decades. Today, the dramatic consequences of the plastic boom have become obvious and plastics have lost their utopian appeal. The exhibition -Plastic: Remaking Our World- at the Vitra Design Museum will examine the history and future of this controversial material – from its meteoric rise in the twentieth century to its environmental impact and to cutting-edge solutions for a more sustainable use of plastic

Exhibits will include rarities from the dawn of the plastic age and spectacular objects of the pop era as well as numerous contemporary designs and projects ranging from pragmatic product innovations to solutions for cleaning up the oceans and bioplastics made from algae or mycelium.

26 March to 4 September 2022
www.design-museum.de/en/

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