bangkok: botanica

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we*do gallery is a cool venue in bangkok where the worlds of design and art converge in innovative showcases. currently on is botanica, an exhibition by andrea trimarchi and simone farresin, two italian designers based in sleepy eindhoven who make up the formafantasma design studio. the botanica showcase is a commission by plart, an italian foundation dedicated to scientific research and technological innovation in the recovery, restoration and conservation of works of art and design produced in plastic. formafantasma were commissioned to create their own personal interpretation of polymeric materials. the perception of plastic materials has drastically changed over time. initially considered the material of the future, synthetic polymers are now seen as the symbol of a not anymore exciting oil era. scientific research is increasingly looking to find sustainable alternatives or ways to make plastic biodegradable. in opposition to this, plart addresses another necessity with its activities and research: to preserve plastic-based art and design pieces. on display is a limited edition of 12 vases and bowls with which formafantasma pay homage to plastic materials by investigating the history of polymers. mind you, all items can be purchased [on through mar 31]. location: 79 thonglor 8, sukhumvit soi 55 [sukhumvit].

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