Location: Graz, Austria, Herrengasse 26
Organized by: Moscow Design Museum, Design Month Graz, Creative Industries Styria
Plastics have a rather tainted reputation when it comes to environmental and climate protection, but this is a misconception: It is incorrect disposal and not the plastics that are the problem. In fact, plastic as a raw material is 100% recyclable and can be processed into innumerable products.
The exhibition Fantastic Plastic aims to raise awareness about the value of plastic as a raw resource. It highlights the numerous approaches of designers to reuse plastic and integrate it in a sustainable product circle. The possibilities to (re-)use plastic are endless!
The objects on display are projects and products designed by a total of 27 international and national design studios that kept an experimental approach in mind. Among these projects are children’s furniture from EcoBirdy (Belgium), sportswear from Adidas made from recycled plastic, “Freitag” bags (Switzerland), lamps and furniture by Hot Wire Extensions (United Kingdom), fashion by Galina Larina (Russia), Masha Puchkova (Russia), objects by Bulyash Todaeva (Russia), Ekaterina Lukyanova (Russia), the “Linz Hocker” by Thomas Feichtner (Austria) and lighting and furniture by Walking Chair (Austria).
The idea for Fantastic Plastic was developed by the Moscow Design Museum (MDM).
Graphic design: Dmitry Makonnen
The project is realized as part of the "Culture" direction of the SIBUR charity program "Good Deeds Formula".