Canadian Plastics

New exhibit highlights role of plastic in design

Canada's design museum, the Design Exchange (DX), is presenting a new exhibit that will explore the role of plastic...

June 21, 2004   Canadian Plastics

Canada’s design museum, the Design Exchange (DX), is presenting a new exhibit that will explore the role of plastics from a historical, cultural and industrial perspective. The exhibit will investigate the ways in which plastic has revolutionized design, and survey the course of plastics in a wide range of industrial applications such as healthcare, furniture, fashion, space and construction.
The exhibit, titled PLASTIC, will also show the way pop culture has celebrated plastic itself, a material sometimes scorned as "cheap", but in fact internationally beloved by designers such as Karim Rashid. The DX, based in Toronto, has consulted with the Canadian Plastics Industry Association and formed a Plastic Industry Advisory Committee to ensure the topicality of the content. The lead sponsor of the program is Decoma International. The exhibit opens to the public on Sept. 22nd and will run until early 2005.


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