Reduce, reuse, recycle
Traditionally, the events and exhibitions sector has been one of much unnecessary waste. Smile Plastics panels aim to change that through adaptable design for simple reuse.
Displayed on Alba
'What's the Future of Desire' by Colour of Saying is a special Material Collection project commissioned to provoke future perspectives on materiality. The collection comprises 50 innovative in-production materials curated with information graphics on Alba, highlighting key material qualities and often unseen properties. The aim was to create a material-driven tactile and interactive display.
What goes up, must come down...
In 2023, Smile Plastics partnered with Surface Design Show, pushing production boundaries with functional, movable Heron-coloured materials. After the show, all materials were reused, repurposed, and reimagined, closing the design loop.
Milk: Wellcome Collection show explores dairy's dark side
Temporary exhibitions require significant resources, often including bespoke materials for each exhibition. Our recycled plastic panels create flexible, short-term spaces with a circular approach to design. Smile Plastics materials were deployed to create a slatted wall and surface finishes for plinths and signage.