Theresa Bastek and Archibald Godts founded Studio Plastique in 2017 in Brussels after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven.
Their work 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. (T.Shafrir)
Studio Plastique’s work has received international recognition and their work has been shown at the Design Museum Ghent, Design Museum Holon, Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, as well as international fairs and platforms. They recently received the Henry van de Velde Young Talent Gold Award in Belgium and the SYN Award in Germany.
In the film Studio Plastique presents the project Common Sands.
Common Sands vases are made from glass components of discarded household appliances.
Currently the re-use of waste-glass from electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) is challenging. Inconsistent properties render this glass undesirable for a glass industry aiming for consistent results. This means microwave oven residues might turn out grey, green or brown glass, whereas scale glass or fridge glass tend to result in emerald green or bluish tones. Melting stages and glass compositions are exploited in the structure and texture of the glass. The objects are marked by laser to indicate origin, location and date of transformation of the resource in order to establish an informed relationship between resource, product and user.