Webinar series to celebrate iconic designs in plastic innovation

THE British Plastics Federation (BPF) has announced a new series of free webinars that will examine classic product designs from the 20th century that benefited from the manufacturing capability and innovation of the plastics industry.

Held in conjunction with the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP), the BPF explained that the webinars will examine products that changed the way people think about design, production, function, aesthetics and use. Delivered by MoDiP’s curator, Dr Louise Dennis, the 20-minute sessions will discuss the evolution of each product, the lessons learned and how excellence in design can have a lasting influence.

The series starts on February 24 with the Panton Chair, the world’s first moulded plastic chair. That will be followed by the Ekco A22 radio, the cobra-shaped Ericofon, which was the first commercially marketed telephone to incorporate the dial and handset into a single unit, and the Sqezy washing up bottle.

Each webinar is free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit https://www.bpf.co.uk/classicdesigns