Studio Plastique is a collaboration between designers Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek. They founded the studio after their studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017. The studio is driven by an inquisitive mindset that results in designs that try to commemorate relationships with nature, production methods, material cycles or economic possibilities. Starting from their curiosity, the duo designs objects to make human life flourish, but also try to offer a critical response to contemporary phenomena and future scenarios.
To encourage a more circular use of materials, the studio has previously extracted silicon dioxide – a compound found in sand and often used to make kitchen appliances – from discarded machines and reused it to form a series of glass tableware. In another project, the duo explored the additional material possibilities of the flax plant, in addition to the traditional production of linen fabric and linseed oil, to stimulate the revival of local, Western European production, most of which is outsourced abroad.
Studio Plastique’s work received international recognition and their work has been exhibited at the Design Museum Ghent, Design Museum Holon, Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven and at international fairs and platforms. Recently the two inspirers received the ‘Henry van de Velde Young Talent Gold Award’ in Belgium and the ‘SYN Award’ in Germany.