Referred to as Banana Blue, the set up was comprised of low-density blue plastic used for safeguarding banana crops at a plantation in Jalisco owned by the household of the spouse of Bolsón’s founder, Noberto Miranda, in addition to native city waste.
Miranda gathered the plastic and used a warmth gun and physique stress to show the plastic into cladding for Mooni, an artwork gallery and boutique store within the metropolis’s Condesa neighbourhood.
Miranda informed Dezeen that the undertaking seeks to each reuse the fabric that was usually thrown away and to represent a “guide” relationship with working with plastic, as seen in his use of physique weight and hand fabrication to create the fabric.
Banana Blue was used for the cladding of the facade in addition to elements of the store’s inside.
“In search of to reassign that means to this waste and suggest a unique relationship with this omnipresent however usually misunderstood and discarded materials, Bolsón transforms the ineffective into items of artwork and utilitarian objects of aesthetic worth, with the prevalence of the colour blue,” mentioned Mooni.
“Banana Blue is a dialogue between nature, artwork, and sustainability.”
Along with the cladding materials, a number of small stools comprised of compressed plastic developed by Miranda had been showcased alongside the high quality artwork normally displayed in Mooni.
Miranda informed Dezeen that plastic is normally created in labs, by specialists, and that is why the fabric appears so “alien”.
Nevertheless, he hopes that displaying the aesthetic potential for the work in high quality artwork environments can assist shift perceptions round plastic as a purely industrial materials.
Based on Miranda, the stools had been developed to be “laborious and mushy” on the identical time, showcasing the fabric’s flexibility.
Past the set up itself, the undertaking additionally seeks to attach supplies with the communities that use it, particularly the employees on the banana plantation in Jalisco.
“They do not know what to do with it [after it’s used],” Mirando informed Dezeen.
“We have to maintain the damaged stuff we’re surrounded with.”
Miranda has been working with plastic for years, making client objects resembling baggage from the fabric.
Banana Blue is on present at Mooni from 8 to 14 February as a part of Mexico Metropolis Artwork Week. For extra worldwide exhibitions, talks and festivals in structure and design go to Dezeen Events Guide.