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Mother of Pearl by Plasticiet
Alexander Zaxarov
Mar 29, 2020

Monolithic slabs of pearlescent polycarbonate make up the latest designs from Dutch startup Plasticiet, which aims to bring new value to recycled plastic.

'Mother of Pearl' is the name that Plasticiet gave to its latest collection for furniture. The pieces — a stool, a chair, and shelving, present an interesting technique of treating and interacting with recycled plastic. Plasticiet worked with the material using a technique that was "similar to that used for making the chewy sweet taffy from hot sugar."

The recycled plastic is "stretched and folded numerous times," while "stretched air bubbles captured within the translucent plastic reflect light," contributing with yet another effect.

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Alexander Zaxarov
March 29, 2020

Monolithic slabs of pearlescent polycarbonate make up the latest designs from Dutch startup Plasticiet, which aims to bring new value to recycled plastic.

'Mother of Pearl' is the name that Plasticiet gave to its latest collection for furniture. The pieces — a stool, a chair, and shelving, present an interesting technique of treating and interacting with recycled plastic. Plasticiet worked with the material using a technique that was "similar to that used for making the chewy sweet taffy from hot sugar."

The recycled plastic is "stretched and folded numerous times," while "stretched air bubbles captured within the translucent plastic reflect light," contributing with yet another effect.

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