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This project is more inclined to speculative design, which is to speculate about the living space in the near future, and reflects the solution to the current problems. It uses seemingly fragile disposable plastic to build a permanent space, so as to make people reflect on our current concept of disposable plastic consumption.

In the 1950s, the emergence of plastics has affected people's consumption habits. Due to its high cost performance and other advantages, people began to use plastic products in large quantities. At first, people didn't regarded plastics as disposable products, but as time went on,people found that they could achieve the purpose of cleaning by shopping and throwing things (for example: garbage bags), which reduced the time of housework, so that formed the habit of discarding. Influenced by people's consumption habits, the space began to appear with simple lines and colorful organic forms of plastic furniture.

In the 1960s, with the encouragement of the plastic consumer market, the trend of interior decoration -- "new Rococo" style has been intensified. Because of the variety colors of plastic, 1960s interior style is like an overturned palette

In the 1970s, people began to realize excessive consumerism and materialism, have the awareness of environmental protection. The interior style began to pay attention to natural elements

In the 1980s, plastic intensified the fast food culture, affected the post-modernism style, which pursued various color, patterns and textures

In the 1990s, entertainment, communication, home appliances and equipment which were made of plastic were widely used, people want to stay away from electronic devices, liberated from the rich space decoration before, resulting in minimalism

In the 21st century, people excessively rely on plastic, resulting in plastic pollution, people began to pay attention to the environment, and space paid more attention to the concept of sustainability. In general, plastic has affected people's consumption habits - from permanent consumption to disposable consumption;


However,Sidney Gross protested that the "problem of garbage" flowed not from packaging or plastics but from "our civilization, our exploding population, our life-style, our technology." Which means the main culprit of environmental pollution is not plastic itself, but the way people use plastic. Therefore, I think people should face up to the advantages of plastic materials. If they are not easily discarded, they will not cause pollution to the environment. The current economic system requires us to consume and discard more and more goods. However, the durability of these goods is usually our desires and best interest of the environment.We should change the habit of using plastic from disposable consumption to permanent consumption.From a once-and-for-all culture to an economy supported by more durable goods.


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The aim of the project is to change people from disposable consumption habits to permanent consumption habits, and make people pay attention to plastic through furniture made of plastic: plastic is also a kind of durable material with a lot of practical value. The project makes full use of the "waste plastic" which every family has, creates a beautiful and delicated living space, involves all aspects of life, and improves people's prejudice against plastics,make people realize the value of plastic, so people wouldn't throw away plastic easily, thus indirectly reducing the plastic waste in the natural environment. Through the prediction of living space in the next 20 years,people can reflect on the current habit of using plastic.If human beings can face up to the two sides of plastics, develop their strengths and avoid their weaknesses: make full use of the advantages of plastics, do not arbitrarily discard, reuse or recycle plastics, the problem of plastic pollution can be well alleviated.