What do you do about a problem like plastic? If you’re the 2018 London Design Fair, you redeem the year’s “most loathed material”—their words, not mine—by highlighting the works of four designers who are turning scrap into objets d’art.
“Truly the material of the modern world, plastic has proved revolutionary to the way in which we live, by allowing for lighter, thinner, more durable and at times more beautiful objects,” writes the show organizer, adding that the material also rings of “disposability and a throw-away consumer culture.”
Titled, "Material of the Year: Plastic, Beyond the Chipper," the showcase is one element of the London Design Fair at the Old Truman Brewery in East London on Sept. 20 to 23, 2018. That industry event is part of the larger London Design Festival, a sprawling affair held in venues throughout the city from Sept. 15 to 23.
This slide show previews some of the inspired creations of the four designers who are “imbuing” repurposed scrap and plastic waste with “new worth and meaning.”