the Plastic Mine
Irregular lumps of factory overproduction plastics, translated into unique and striking circular home accessories.
We were fascinated by the unique shapes and beautiful bright colours of neglected lumps, found at a plastic processing factory. Where we select the most striking shapes and colours, while at the same time observe as a sculptor what we can make out of it. In the process of transformation, we cut the pieces by saw or mill it with CNC. Hence it is such a surprise to find out what is hidden inside, creating an exiting moment when the marbled pattern reveals itself when the two halves split.
To minimise any possible negative effect for the environment, we put little as possible energy into the lumps, when transforming them into new products. Ready to shine brightly as an unique shelf, candle holder, mirror or side table. Suitable for both in- and outside.
' Our fascination and urge to discover can be traced back into our motto; “Don’t take the world for granted.” By consciously deal with the sources, their surroundings and impact, we want to realise sustainable designs to cherish, which will last long and more importantly to start a conversation.'
shapes: The studio has no influence on the colours and shapes, they depend on the overproduction and waste of the factory. They choose the best pieces and turn them into musthave products.
marks and stains: Sometimes the plastic lumps can have some stains on the plastic from the factory, such as footprints or spots. In the transformation we will remove them as much as possible. Some stains are baked in by the heat of the plastic during the process in the factory.
discoloration: Some coloured plastics may fade slightly over time. We see this as a beauty, since the item has a life, which evolves! We have no influence on this, and do not add a chemical UV protection layer. And without this chemical layer, the item can be recycled at a plastic processing factory and be used into new products!
Bespoke options: Send us an email so we can check what the options are and what the delivery time will be.