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Commissioned by Virgin Voyages for their first cruise ship; The Scarlet Lady.

Plastic waste made beautiful.  Our aim was to create a beautiful piece leveraging material solutions that had a minimal environmental impact and incorporated sustainable methods.  We saw this commission as an opportunity to evoke discussion about sea pollution and Virgin Voyages’ on-going work to keep our oceans plastic free.

A variety of approaches for sourcing the recycled plastic was explored, from commercial solutions to grass root initiatives within local communities. But in the end, we lead a coastal clean-up on the foreshores of Tilbury Fort (UK) with Thames 21.   Over 10 bags of rubbish were collected and 90% of this rubbish was plastic. The collected plastic was used to create a waste terrazzo for the ship model to be displayed on.

The piece is representative of Virgin Voyages’ and Volume Creative’s shared values in sustainability.   You can read more about Virgin Voyages sustainability approach here

Professional Photo credit: Phil Hardman

Manufacturer: MDM Props