First dip into the sustainable world

Updated: May 15


Influenced by jiu-liang’s ‘plastic china’ film — an award-winning documentary depicting a portrait of poverty, ambition and hope — industrial designer shay castel was deeply disturbed by the amount of waste humans produce.


In an effort to bring awareness to this issue, castel’s thesis project expresses his views on consumerist waste. the design, titled ‘this is temporary’, advocates products with a temporary look and feel.


‘At first glance’, explains castel, ‘you know they not going to last for long.’ this approach encourages consumers to use the products for the right amount of time, disposing of them with no shame thanks to its biodegradable nature. although the artist admits that his approach may not going to fight consumerist habits, ‘this is temporary’ is a small step towards challenging common ideologies. the project is available in three forms: speakers, clocks, and lamps.



https://www.cnex.tw/plasticchina - The movie website.



‘This is Temporary’ is Shay Castel’s thesis project at the holon institute of technology.


The biodegradable speaker.


The products are designed to easily open up for replacing electronic parts and recycling.


Made with compressed molds.

The products are designed to easily open up for replacing electronic parts and recycling.


The logo is inspired by food expire date labels.

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