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Faturan

2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Faturan Ian Holdsworth and Ibrahim Faraj undertake an investigation into a mythical material. Figure 1. Friedrich Adolf “Fritz” Traun photographed in 1907 Figure 2. String of Faturan prayer beads Try this: Search eBay for Bakelite [...]

Faturan 2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Casting Phenolic Resin: A Short Study Of The Napkin Ring

2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

Anyone spending time wandering around the specialist shops will soon find one of the more ubiquitous of all antique plastic articles, the cast phenolic napkin ring, generally made in America in the 1930s and 1940s. [...]

Casting Phenolic Resin: A Short Study Of The Napkin Ring 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

Passion For Plastics

2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

The author is senior lecturer in theoretical studies at the Arts Institute at Bournemouth Design Museum, items from whose extensive collection illustrate this article. A passion for plastics can create collections of design delights that [...]

Passion For Plastics 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00