Photography: Bolsón

Mexico City’s Mooni shop and gallery is freshly shrink-wrapped in bright blue plastic that’s been reclaimed from a Jalisco banana plantation.

Previously used to protect crops, the low-density material has been repurposed as ‘cladding’ for the gallery and covers walls, lights and podiums in the space. The recycled plastic has also been used to create boulder-like furniture like stools.

The installation, created to coincide with Mexico City Art Week and dubbed Banana Blue, was created by the design studio Bolsón, which specialises in working with plastic waste and has used it to create everything from furniture and accessories to sculptures. Founder Noberto Miranda used a heat gun and body pressure to coat the gallery space in the brightly coloured material.

According to Mooni, which showcases emerging art from Mexico and beyond and is located within the ‘Condesa Design Corner’ between Cardon and Columpio, the installation is ‘a space to contemplate plastic from a new perspective’.

Earlier in the week, we featured a nightclub and restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, wrapped in recycled plastic.


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