Thursday, September 21, 2006

Appreciating Old Plastic

In the October issue of Dwell magazine, Andrew Dent of Material ConneXion is interviewed.
He makes a good point:

"For me, an understanding of how materials age is everything. I'm waiting to see when we'll be mature enough to enjoy the degradation of plastics.
The rust on metal, the patina on copper, the wearing of wood, we love. We think it adds authenticity to a project or object. With plastics, we don't have that appreciation yet. When plastic looks old, we think it's in need of replacement, and I wonder when we'll get over that."


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