From August 7th to 13th we will mentor the workshop Performative Plasticity “Transitive Matters” for the Design Campus at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden.
The School of the Untold is a collaborative 6 weeks program curated by Formafantasma.
Plastic refers to materials of which the form is evolutive. In fact, form and material are inherently connected in the word itself, originating in the Greek word “plastikos” referring to something capable of being shaped or moulded.
Over the course of time, the word has come to a freeze on the term and tends to refer to the petrol-based synthetic materials making up much of our material world. Though a human-made material, plastics are to be found everywhere and anywhere around us on this planet – in the form of packaging, architecture, transportation, healthcare, and electronics, or even reaching into bloodstreams of living organisms in the form of microplastics.
The evolutive timeframe of those materials hasn’t been considered in the design of objects, leading to a broken connection between form and material. This has resulted in an issue of compatibility between the evolutive timeframes of our natural environment and the timeframe of this human-made material we call plastic.
During this workshop, and based on the museum’s extensive collection, we will critically look at plastic’s evolution throughout time, consequently leading to questions of future realities related to plastic. The role we as designers and human beings perform in this context will be questioned and challenged through materiality and research.
We are proud to officially launch the Forite tiles at Alcova during the Salone del Mobile (from June 5th to 12th) in collaboration with our patners Fornace Brioni and Snøhetta.
The exhibition will be in ALCOVA at
Via Simone Saint Bon 1
INGANNI M1, Milan
June 5th 2022
9:00 – 19:00
5th – 8th June
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 19:00
11th – 12th June
11:00 – 22:00
Common Sands – Forite Tiles won the Wallpaper Design Awards for Best Domestic Design
The jury of the Wallpaper design awards called Common Sands – Forite Tiles “an example of something they consider to be good design. ‘Reinterpreting something as basic as a material is very important. And these tiles are very beautiful,’ Sou Fujimoto
“(…) Studio Plastique’s tiles, which align with his ongoing ruminations on how art, architecture and design ‘should be about the entire narrative, rather than the endpoint’.” Doug Aitken
Common Sands – Forite Tiles won the Dezeen Award for Sustainable Design.
We were named by Formafantasma as one of 25 creative leaders of the future in Wallpaper’s 25th Anniversary Issue ‘5x5’ project – on using design to address global challenges.
In case you are in need of a good read for the coming weekend (or any other time really), we’d highly recommend the latest edition of DOMUS #1058 which includes a nice article on our project Common Sands and a sneak peak into our collaboration and upcoming project with Snøhetta and Fornace Brioni.