Virtual Museum

Art Deco Decorative Plastics

2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

Plastics were favoured by the Art Deco designers of the 1920s and 1930s Machine Age. As new plastics supercede old in their functionality and cost effectiveness, the old are discarded, by both manufacturer and user. [...]

Art Deco Decorative Plastics 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

The Plastics Historical Society (PHS) Collection Online

2016-12-06T05:35:44+00:00

The Plastics Historical Society (PHS) Collection Online Louise Dennis, Assistant Curator, Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) guides readers through the process of accessing the PHS collection on the MoDiP website.   Figure 1. The [...]

The Plastics Historical Society (PHS) Collection Online 2016-12-06T05:35:44+00:00

Perspex Jewellery

2016-11-16T08:29:59+00:00

PHS member Beverley Bennett is a keen collector of acrylic jewellery, and hopes this article will prompt some correspondence. I was interested to read the feature on Perspex in Plastiquarian 14, and in particular about [...]

Perspex Jewellery 2016-11-16T08:29:59+00:00

Bois Durci A Fine Medium

2016-11-16T08:30:31+00:00

Pictured here is a selection from the extensive collection of Bois Durci articles assembled by Harold Mernick. They illustrate both the extent of the range of products made with this material and the associated fine [...]

Bois Durci A Fine Medium 2016-11-16T08:30:31+00:00