08 22The School of the Untold

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.

The School of the Untold
Map of Synthetica, a continent of plastics, published in “Fortune” Magazine, 22 October 1940.

06 22Common Sands-Forite tiles at the Salone del Mobile 2022

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

Press Preview
June 5th 2022
9:00 – 19:00

Opening Times
5th – 8th June  
11:00 – 19:00

9th June 
11:00 – 16:00

10th June
11:00 – 19:00

11th – 12th June
11:00 – 22:00 

More information about Common Sands

Common Sands-Forite tiles at the Salone del Mobile 2022

01 22Winner Wallpaper Design Awards 2022

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

Winner Wallpaper Design Awards 2022

10 21Wallpaper 5x5 Future Leaders

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.

Wallpaper 5x5 Future Leaders

06 21DOMUS #1058

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.

DOMUS #1058

05 21Current Age – Solo Exhibition at Z33

We are proudly announcing our first solo exhibition at Z33: What role can we designers play in the generation, distribution and use of electricity?

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Current Age – Solo Exhibition at Z33