$550.00 CAD

Save $100 - Make your own version of this piece using your used plastic. Go to Collaborative Creations to learn more. (Program exclusively for residents and businesses within 100 km of metro Vancouver).

The British Xylonite Company was an early plastics manufacturer based in Haled End, Walthamstow from 1900. They produced a range of plastic products including hairbrushes, combs, boxes, mirrors, cutlery, ping pong balls and toothbrushes. These products were previously produced as a replica for ivory or tortoise shell so they marketed the materials as a more environmentally-friendly alternative. Source: vestryhousemuseum.org

*Note: as this is a collaborative product, each finished piece will look unique and different depending on the plastic sent by the customer.



Dimensions: 13.5" x 15.5" x 2.5" (framed)
Weight: 1.5lbs/.6kg (approx.)
Materials: These LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) abstract shapes were cut from a sheet of melted everyday plastic bags. There are approximately 60-70 bags incorporated.
Finish: Each shape is stud mounted onto a painted backdrop. Framing is pine painted brilliant white in acrylic.

Buyers are Collaborators

If you purchase this design we will send a pre-paid package to you which you can fill with plastic bags. Once we receive your box of plastic we will use your plastic bags in the creation of the final product.

Limited Edition

Total in Edition: 23

We have put a limit on the number of copies of this design to strengthen the value of each finished piece. Although the form is consistent, the colour and texture will vary with each copy sold. As such, each "copy" becomes an original.