Friday, 16 December 2016

Did you know? #53

Did you know that all of our past exhibitions are available online?

Is that plastic? Skeuomorphs and metaphors in design

Plastics are a group of materials with no intrinsic shape or colour, this gives designers free reign to exploit their unashamed ability to imitate other materials. This exhibition explores how designers and manufacturers use plastics to create illusions by mimicking the patterns, processes, and physicality of other materials such as ceramics, glass, and fine metals. Plastics provide a less expensive, lighter, whimsical, or more robust alternative.

Louise Dennis, (Assistant Curator)

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