Plastic Days

Materials & Design

  • Edited by Cecilia Cecchini, Marco Petroni
  • Binding Hardcover with jacket
  • Size 22 x 24 cm
  • Pages 288
  • Illustrations 255 a colori
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2015
  • ISBN 9788836630721
  • Price € 34,00
  •   Out of catalogue
Abstract

The exhibition catalogue Plastic Days arises from the analysis and the selection of about 600 items from Fondazione Plart, “Plastiche e Arte” by Maria Pia Incutti-Paliotto’s collection, and it is made up like an original narration of the big various family of plastic materials.

A witness which tells about the transformations occurred in the last 150 years of history and which reveals the innermost nature of modernity and of the mutations that marked the domestic and cultural landscape in which we are immersed. Plastic becomes a magnifying glass focused on the social and economical dynamics of our time.

The items on display represent a well-structured selection of quite rare artefacts from all around the world: first production series, mass production items by famous or anonymous designers. This selection is not intended to offer an accurate reconstruction of the history of plastic materials, but to make up an exhibition which can outline a particular reading path of our time, reinterpreted through a multidisciplinary approach between design, art and custom.

It would be unthinkable today to spend a whole day without using any tool made of plastic. The exhibition offers a rich multidisciplinary path among art, design and custom illustrating the fascinating history of a material which characterized and influenced our times and everyday habits. An original and involving atlas of contemporaneity.

Turin, Museo Ettore Fico, February - June 2015