The Brussels Design Museum has a permanent exhibition entirely dedicated to plastic design. Philippe Decelle started the collection in 1987 when he rescued a Universale chair by Joe Colombo from a trash container. He realized that yesterday’s iconic items become tomorrow’s trash and launch his Plasticarium collection. The entire collection contains around 2000 plastic objects, and 500 of those are on permanent display.
We also visited the Standing Stones exhibit, which runs until 1/17/2021, exploring the dialogue between art and contemporary design. The installation is designed by the Greek duo Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukos from studio Objects of Common Interest.
The translucent inflatable objects are made from biodegradable acrylic and are reinterpretations of ancient Cycladic forms and figures. Mirrors are used throughout the installation to submerge the visitor in a dreamy illusion.