the Plastic Mine
Unique Coulour shelves from industrial plastic waste
- materials: Recycled Polyethylene
- variations: side table, mirror, vessel, shelf etc.
- year: since October 2016
- shelf size: ±25 wide by ±12 cm deep (everytime slidly different)
- colours: black - black & white - pink - red - blue - blue - green - mix of colours
Excavated lumps of industrial plastic waste, translated into a unique and marbled range of accessories for in- and outdoor. Ruben and Iris are fascinated by the unique, irregular shapes and beautiful bright colours, found at a plastic tube processing factory, were these plastic colours drips on the ground.
These organic shiny lumps triggered them to create must haves, which otherwise would have been thrown away. They selects the most iconic creatures and at the same time looks as a sculptors what they can make out of it. Hence it is such a surprise what is hidden inside, creating an exiting moment when the marbled pattern reveals itself when the lump is cut it open. Therefor every piece is unique and pieces will never be the same. Some lumps are suitable as a side table, other ones as a dish or shelf. Ruben and Iris loves to be the curators of this waste material.
This project is a further development of his graduation project; Organic Factory in 2010
Black & white