Plastique is a collaboration between designers Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek. They founded the studio after their studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

 

With a common passion for cross-cultural investigations and societal topics, their practice aims to forge links between the past, the present and the future, the ratio and the heart, the material and the emotional, the real and the virtual, the human and the machine. By doing so, their work embodies the human needs among the rigid structures we are surrounded by, in a way that feels obvious or sometimes absurd.

 

This striving for empathic approaches in an increasingly dehumanised world, combined with the necessary rational methodology, results in environments and objects conceived for human life to bloom, as well as critical reactions on contemporary phenomena and envisions of future scenarios.

Exhibitions & Awards

 

2019

Ad Mensam, Schloss Hollenegg for Design, Austria

Generous Nature, Design Museum Ghent, Belgium

Out of the Woods Generous Nature, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

Small Worlds, Generous Nature, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

Winner Worth Partnership Project

 

2018

Interieur Biennale Kortrijk, Belgium

Brussels Design September, Brussels, Belgium

Error. Would you like to continue? Gdynia, Poland

Ventura Future, Milan, Italy

Meet My Project, Milan, Italy

Light and Building+, Frankfurt, Germany

Winner Newcomer, German Design Council, Light&Building, Frankfurt

 

2017

Valuables, atelierlachaertdhanis, Tielrode, Belgium

Neue Wiener Werkstätte, MAK, Vienna, Austria

Shortlist,  Neue Wiener Werkstätte, MAK, Vienna, Austria

 

2016
Future Convention, Museum of Communication, Frankfurt, Germany

Nomination, Future Award

In need of...Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Young & MAD, Brussels, Belgium

Winner, Young&MAD, Belgian Design awards

Salone Del Mobile, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy

Touch Base, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy

 

2015
Sense Non sense, Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Winner, Connect Ring, Design Academy Eindhoven

Nomination Melkweg Prize

Selected Publications

 

2018

Trendtablet by Lidewij Edelkoort

Gael Maison

Ceasarstone Kitchen Trends, Jacob Perez Office

Knack Weekend

 

2017

Wallpaper, Future Wellness

Elle Decoration NL

 

2016

Kwintessens

Design Indaba

Metropolis Magazine

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