Plastique


Studio

Plastique is a research-based design studio setting up net­works of collabo­ration around signi­ficant themes for contem­porary society.

Studio Plastique Insights
Studio Plastique Insights

Studio Plastique was founded in 2017 in Brussels by Theresa Bastek and Archibald Godts. Their practice combines imaginative scenarios and critical reflections with in-depth investigations of complex material supply chains and technological infrastructures, thus pushing the boundaries of what design aims to achieve.

Studio Plastique builds up networks of collaboration around significant themes for contemporary society, strategically positioning the role of the designer in an evolving landscape of industry, culture, and human experience.

What We Do

The results of our investigations cover a broad range of typologies. This includes processes, materials, products, spaces, exhibitions, scenographies and consultancy.

We approach our projects systematically through contextual examinations.

Curiosity, field explorations and cross-disciplinary research generate holistic understandings leading to meaningful propositions.

Our research is materialised through extensive experimenting, sampling and prototyping.

This results in sustainable and empathic processes, materials, products and environments.

Open Positions

Currently, we have no positions available.

Clients and Collaborators

Awards and Nominations

2022

Wallpaper Design Awards for Best Domestic Design, Winner

2021

Dezeen Award for Sustainable Design, Winner
Hublot Design Award, Finalists

2020

Henry van de Velde Young Talent Gold Award, Winner
SYN Award, Winner

Selected
Exhi­bitions

2022

Alcova, Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT)
Matter Displaced, Malmö (SE)
Design Fest Ghent (BE)

2021

Current Age – Solo Exhibition, Z33, Hasselt (BE)
Salone del Mobile, ‚The Object Becomes‘ (IT)
Colour, etc., Lille 3000 (FR)
Duos en Resonances, Brussels (BE)

2020

Transitions. An Ongoing Operation on Change (BE)
Lille Design Capital, Circular Economy, Maison POC, (FR)
Kleureyck, Design Museum Ghent (BE)
State of Extremes, Design Museum Holon, Tel Aviv (IL)
Virtual Design Festival, Dezeen, Alcova (WWW)
Dutch Design Week, Crafts NL (NL)
Henry Van de Velde Awards, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)

2019

Adorno Crossovers, London Design Fair, London (GB)
GEO DESIGN Junk, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
Dutch Design Week, ABN Amro, Eindhoven (NL)
Linen Lab, F.E. MC William Gallery, Banbridge (NI)
Schloss Hollenegg for Design, Ad Mensam (AT)
Design Museum Ghent, Generous Nature (BE)
Salone del Mobile, Generous Nature, Milan (IT)

2018

Design Biennale Kortrijk, Kortrijk (BE)
Brussels Design September, Lost and Found, Brussels (BE)
Error. Would you like to continue? Gdynia (PL)
Salone del Mobile, Ventura Future, Milan (IT)
Light&Builduing, German Design Council, Frankfurt (D)

Selected
Publi­cations

2022

Le Monde
Wallpaper
Design Unlimited
FRAME

2021

Wallpaper 5x5 Future Leaders
DOMUS #1058

DEZEEN

Wasted.When trash becomes treasure. By Katie Treggiden, Ludion
DEZEEN
The Guardian
Designboom

2020

Damn °76 “The Life Force of Things”
Knack, “Zij Gaan Het Maken”
Feeling Wonen “20 best of 2020”