his fascinating collection of objects illustrates the role of plastics in design and culture. It provides an in-depth history of the use of synthetic plastics since their invention in the middle of the 19th century up to the present day. The variety of objects includes items ranging from moulded furniture, telephones, and glasses to children's toys and cruet sets. The searchable catalogue displays predominantly 20th and 21st century mass-produced design and popular culture, and the items support academic study.
Museum of Design in Plastics
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- ReferenceGB ah100 modip
- Dates of Creation19th century onwards
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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