committee: plastic relics
 
committee: plastic relics committee: plastic relics
oct 06, 2009

committee: plastic relics

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along with the re-opening of their gallop gallery, the uk-based design studio committee, also presented their plastic relics during london design week 09.

for the project, the duo of clare page and harry richardson chose to place themselves in a futuristic age, where oil has run out and the material world is no longer as we know it. found plastic objects becoming the source of fascination.

committee has selected examples of plastic parts which have the potential to become relics of our current age. they have imagined them as pieces of curiosity, a source of creativity for craftsman to utilize them in a more precious way than what their original function was. for plastic relics, they have suggested that these plastic parts could be re-appropriated as a series of tabletop containers. to accompany these mass-produced parts, the containers in which they sit are made from traditionally produced japanese lacquer-ware. the boxes have been fashioned as an extrusion of the lid and is designed as a black plinth, speaking to the deep past in lakes of black oil. here, plastic parts become more a piece of decoration, an object of mystery, rather than something that is easily discarded.

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detail of the japanese lacquering and patterning image © designboom

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the receiver of a phone extruded into a box image © designboom

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a muji CD player extruded image © designboom

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a plastic part from a toy parking garage extruded image © designboom

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