ADAM - Brussels Design Museum

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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The Plasticarium collection

2.000 pieces, from everyday objects to pieces of art, from the post-modernism to pop-art, the utopia of everything in plastic

This unique collection was put together since the beginning of the '80's by the Brussels collector Philippe Decelle. Since long London, New York and Paris were looking for it.

The ADAM is pleased to present this collection exclusively to its visitors.

Several pieces are unique or are original editions. Some of them are being lent to the biggest musea worldwide.  [ MoMa (New York), the Tate Modern (London, 'The World goes Pop' 17/09/2015 - 14/01/2016), Beaubourg (Paris) ]

Information for the visitor: As a a visitor you can download an audio-application [ FR - NL - EN ] for free or you can consult the information sheets at your disposal in the museum.

GUIDO DROCCO & FRANCO MELLO, Cactus, 1971 (1st edit.) PUR, Gufram, ITA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

JONATHAN DE PAS, DONATO D’URBINO & PAOLO LOMAZZI, Blow,1967 (1st edit.), PVC, Zanotta, ITA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

CESARE LEONARDI & FRANCA STAGI, Dondolo, 1969, GRP, Elco, ITA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

ENZO MARI, Bambù, 1968>1969, PVC, Danese, ITA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

JEAN-LUC  FAVRIAU & DOMINIQUE PREVOT, bench, c. 1970, GRP, France design, FRA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

CITTÀ NUEVA, Nesso, 1963, ABS, mixed media, Artemide, ITA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

JONATHAN DE PAS, DONATO D’URBINO & PAOLO LOMAZZI, Joe, 1971, PUR, PVC, steel, Poltronova, ITA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

GÜNTER BELTZIG, Floris collection, 1967, GRP, Gebrüder Beltzig, DEU

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

ANON., SSS Super-Sound-Set, c. 1978, ABS, mixed media, Schneider, FRA

© Art & Design Atomium Museum - Elie Leon

 

 

Philippe Decelle

Philippe Decelle

A Practitioner of the Plastic Arts meets Plastic

In 1987, Philippe Decelle rescued a Joe Colombo chair from a dustbin. What led him to reflect on the society's short memory.

It prompted him to launch his  Plasticarium collection in the heart of Brussels. Developed by an ardent enthusiast, this collection is the only one of its kind in the world. Over the years, Philippe Decelle has accumulated several thousand plastic items, from 1960, when the first piece of furniture made entirely from plastic was produced, to 1973, the year of the oil crisis. The collection has been extended to the post-pop era [1987-2000].

Although various major museums have already exhibited its key pieces, few Belgians are familiar with this collection, including items from every aspect of daily life, from TV sets to couture creations. Admirers of famous designers will find original work by Joe Colombo, Verner Panton and Eero Aarnio. Fans of contemporary creations will see works by Philippe Starck, Charles Kaisin and several others, both known and unknown, not forgetting the irreplaceable Tupperware products.

Catalogue ADAM

Catalogue ADAM

Art & Design Atomium Museum The Plastic Collection

Texts by Anne Bony, Alexandra Midal & Richard Thommeret

Soft cover - 23 x 28 cm - 216 pages - more than 300 color pictures

Texts in 4 languages: FR/NL/ENG/ALL

Public price: 24 €

ISBN: 978-2-87572-015-3

Coedition CFC-Éditions and ADAM

 

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