One man’s rubbish is another’s inspiration!

Soudi Masouleh

Designers make the best use of waste palate and create the most stunning interior at Ace & Tates shop in Antwerp! In lockdown and in times of Corona virus (Covid-19), my creative walls are slowly closing in. We, as designers, used to travel for inspiration in preparation for the next creative project, but has been put on hold “until further notice”. All we have is the internet (thank goodness!) to do some virtual traveling and shop research. And then I came across this… such creativity, Well done guys, this looks brilliant.

Soudi Masouleh

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So the saying goes: one man’s rubbish is another’s devastating design detail. Or something like that. In Antwerp—our favourite European city of style—Dutch designers, Marten van Middelkoop and Joost Dingemans, have applied their inspired Plasticiet waste material to use with epic flair; the Amsterdam-based designer glasses brand offering locals more than eyeful.

Lisa Davidson • 13 August, 2020
Ace & Tate Antwerp Photography, Lennart Wiedemuth.

With an impressionable terrazzo style effect, the story behind the product is more of an eyeopener, near 1,000 kilograms of local waste plastic incorporated into Ace & Tate’s new Antwerp outpost alone. Conceived as a way to process hefty volumes of plastic waste and transform it into a new sustainable material, Marten and Joost’s Plasticiet works with local recycling companies to collect waste lococally; in this case, Antwerp’s Suez.

Lisa Davidson • 13 August, 2020
Ace & Tate Antwerp Photography, Lennart Wiedemuth.
Ace & Tate Antwerp Photography, Lennart Wiedemuth.`