During London Design Festival, designer James Shaw will take over the entrance to Ace Hotel London to create the installation ‘Plastic Primitive’. Using his invented process of Plastic Baroque where a homemade gun extrudes lengths of melted recycled plastic, James will reimagine the leafy entrance area creating pots, stands and a towering plant totem.
Plastic Primitive seeks to explore our relationship with plastic, a material that surrounds us yet is often invisible. James notes that organic matter, including plants, of past millennia are the source material for oil and plastic; “At the Ace Hotel London we will play with the seeming perverseness of surrounding living plants with plastic to create a playful and irreverent origin story of this very commonplace material.”
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