Plastic: Remaking Our World

Plastic: Remaking Our World

26.03.2022 – 04.09.2022

Vitra Design Museum

Plastics have shaped our daily lives like few other materials. From food containers to electronic devices, from furniture to cars, from fashion to prefab buildings. With their almost limitless malleability, astounding versatility, and economic production, plastics have spurred the imagination of designers and architects for decades. In spring 2022, the Vitra Design Museum will devote a major exhibition to the utopian appeal of plastics and to the current challenges that need to be tackled by design, science, and politics. The exhibition »Plastic: Remaking Our World« will examine the rise of plastic during the course of the twentieth century, analyse the ecological impact, and present current research and design projects towards a new, sustainable use of plastics in the future.

An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum, V&A Dundee and maat, Lisbon.

Image: Jonathan de Pas, Donato D’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Carla Scolari, N° 270/Blow, PVC, 1967, produces by Zanotta © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Jürgen Hans

Plastic: Remaking Our World