Amsterdam-based eyewear company Ace & Tate's shop in Antwerp has interiors clad with terrazzo made with colourful chips of recycled plastic sourced locally by Dutch startup Plasticiet.
The brand has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030, and by the end of this year all of their glasses will be made from 100 per cent bio acetate – recyclable acetate mixed with bio-based plasticisers instead of oil based.
Plasticiet, founded by designers Marten van Middelkoop and Joost Dingemans, collects plastic waste and turns it into sheets of material that look like traditional stone such as marble and granite.
"Compared to the white base material, which used to be food packaging, the reclaimed plastic from Antwerp becomes less viscous during the melting process allowing the chunky pieces to retain their shape during production," said Dingeman.
This way most of the chunks remain their initial shape and the viewers can indulge themselves into finding products they know.