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    Design: polymers are always up to something!

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    Plastics have enabled designers to take an interest in everyday objects

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  • Bricks made from plastic waste
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    Bricks made from plastic waste

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    Jellyfishbot, the marine waste collection robot

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  • The Box, next-generation packaging
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    The Box, next-generation packaging

    LivingPackets, a start-up from Nantes, France, and its German partner Storopack have developed a smart packaging solution designed for e-commerce....

  • Zipline, a drone to deliver Covid vaccines
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    Zipline, a drone to deliver Covid vaccines

    While much of the talk these days revolves around the lack of availability of Covid vaccines, the logistical challenges involved in delivering the vaccines have received very little attention. One dro...

  • Bricks made from plastic waste
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    Bricks made from plastic waste

    In the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, Nzambi Matee, a young entrepreneur at the head of the company Gjenge Makers, has developed a machine that converts plastic waste into sustainable building materials....

  • Upya, a high-performance and affordable prosthetic foot
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    Upya, a high-performance and affordable prosthetic foot

    Exoneo, a recently-incorporated company specialising in biomechanics, has developed a high-performance polyarticulated foot prosthesis. It hopes to provide an accessible and easy-to-manufacture soluti...

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Design and Icons

Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

Icons

The Tulip™ chair, an icon of industrial design

Even if you're not an expert, you'll be familiar with the Tulip™ chair, the design classic designed by Eero Saarinen in 1956....

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The Tulip™ chair, an icon of industrial design

Features and Interviews

Innovative, smart, surprising but often overlooked…plastics have not finished surprising you!