I wanted to use this space of the web to personally thank everyone that is/was involved in the project so far. Precious Plastic wouldn’t be the same without these heroes contributing with their expertise.
Big special thanks to you guys!
This Italian guy started helping out to create version 2, nowadays he is fully nested in the DNA of Precious Plastic. He has been a steady force into making sure the projects runs smooth from day to day, planning out future directions and designing this website.WebsiteProfile
He was the first one to join us helping out to develop version 3. A hands on guy from the Netherlands that gets things done. He makes amazing lunch and is a master in improvising. He helped out to set up a workspace in Kenya and experimenting with plastic (big crystals).WebsiteProfile
Mathijs joined in the early days as part of his masters graduation project at TU/Delft. He is not around full time but saw the entire version evolve from scratch. He has been involved into many different techniques like beam making.Profile
I think Johe has a secret relationship with our workspace- he already left it 3 times but keeps coming back. Using his amazing French craftsmanship skills and techniques to make plastic more valuable. He has been mastering the process of making moulds from Aluminum casting.WebsiteProfile
This Dutch guy has unlimited amounts of energy and has been working on the technical side of the project, from machines to mould making. He has been pushing the limits with our iPhone case for the injection machine.WebsiteProfile
Sonia got here from Poland with her bag full of spirits and have been working hard on new techniques to work with plastic. She also made sure everyone was respecting the cooking rota.WebsiteProfile
Our tall Icelandic guy started out turning bags into strong sheet material and later running wild experiments and tryouts. Has the ability to easily switch from one technique to another with unique creative output.WebsiteProfile
This energetic Spanish girl came straight from working in a refugee camp in Greece to help us out recycling plastic. Serious topics but she is always in for a joke. Or meme. She went full on crafting/sanding and polishing plastic trying to make it more valuable.WebsiteProfile
Our Mexican engineer. He joined us before v2 but was only allowed to help out for 3 months because of stupid visa reasons (marriage anyone?). The oldest one in the group, our wise grandfather. He has been all-rounding his engineering skills and hacking the extrusion machine.
Super enthusiast community member from Germany. Came to our studio wanting to help out, now she drops by whenever she has time between studies. She know everything about community. Everything.WebsiteProfile
Lovely New Zealanders coding couple working in Netherlands. They have been working on our online map and fully integrating it with our online community + painting the container :)WebsiteWebsiteProfileProfile
David(o) Van Haute
Rasal Ibrahim Saeed
The Creative Peasantry
MAD emergent art center
Carl Robert Frenkel
Kees de Ligt
Tim van Zwieteren
Mads Hartmann Jensen
Big special thanks to everyone that helped out to develop Version 2.0!
Yes, the Dutch machine builder that replied to the video! He ended up putting way more of his time into the project. He is the reason the machines are rock-solid.
The Mexican guy that came voluntarily and paid his ticket to help out the project. Still amazed by this! Although his time was limited due to stupid visa reasons he put all his energy into improving the machines!
He was suddenly in our workshop all the way from Berlin, amazing! He is now responsible for the Design & Strategy at Precious Plastic.
I share my workspace with this fellow. He is always in for a good brainstorm about Precious Plastic. And he has also been helping out making the instruction videos super easy to understand.
I share my workspace with this guy as well. He has been using his aesthetic and creative skills to show others the possibilities of what you can make with plastic.
I met him on twitter, said he wanted to code a website. Boy, he really loves to try out the latest technologies and develop for the web. Half of the time I haven’t got a clue what he means. But he always gets it done!
Got their support for doing an in-depth research about Plastic. Exploring color blends, gradients, and melting temperatures. And share all this information online as a start for other makers.
They installed a very early set of the Precious Plastic machines. Together with master students that are following the material driving design course they are exploring possibilities.
With a group of students from Lab 3 we have been exploring ways how to re-use the material plastic by doing a lot of experiments. Trying to give it a different look and meaning.
They pretty much kickstarted the project by giving me an award which I could use to find a machine builder!
They made that awesome interactive world map on the homepage that shows where the project has been spread so far.