Ace & Tate uses colourful terrazzo made from local plastic waste throughout Antwerp store

Dutch startup Plasticiet have created an exciting interior for an Amsterdam-based eyewear company Ace & Tate. 

Plasticiet produce sheet-plastic materials that resemble stone composites like terrazzo and they collect the recycled plastic in collaboration with recycling companies across the Netherlands. They aim to create “something of value” from recycled plastic for use in interior and furniture design.

Ace & Tate are a forward thinking, environmentally conscious brand who pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.


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Wherever possible we showcase materials that have some form of accreditation but also recognise that acquiring them can be a costly and time consuming process, particularly for smaller brands.

We believe in transparency and think that an honest approach to materiality is key to making more sustainable decisions when planning our built environments.

We seek and promote material manufacturers that:

  • Consciously endeavour to choose raw materials based on provenance and quantity required
  • Aim to reduce the energy needed and pollution created in the production and transportation of their materials
  • Reuse resources and waste
  • Create regenerative materials
  • Utilise closed-loop production methods