450 years guaranteed is made from recycled HDPE plastic milk bottles melted and moulded into hexagonal units that connect together, offering an infinite number of pattern possibilities. Inspired by amber and its longevity, each unit has organic matter preserved inside and is intended as a future fossil carrying information on to future generations.
I wanted to design a product that addressed the issue of non recyclable plastics by highlighting the problem and offering a solution. My packaging free lampshade is made from recycled plastic packaging and comes flat-pack to reduce shipping costs and CO2 emissions.
450 Years Guaranteed invites consumers to interact with the product, handling each individual piece and gaining an understanding of the materials and their value.
The seagulls embossed on the surface of the plastic glow as the light comes through, reminiscent of a flock of seagulls circling a landfill site.