Sunglasses, unknown for Benson & Ashley, 1990s

The Collection

MoDiP houses three distinct collections: the MoDiP collection, consisting of predominantly 20th and 21st century mass-produced artefacts; the Plastics Historical Society collection, which includes examples of the very-first man-made plastics; and the Worshipful Company of Horners collection of artefacts made from horn, a natural plastic. Together they amount to more than 12,500 artefacts and  provide a comprehensive history of the use of natural and synthetic plastics in design.


MoDiP is keen to share its collections and information about them as widely as possible. The resources available here are aimed at different audiences.

Please go to the different resources to find out who they are aimed at and how they can enhance understanding and appreciation of design in plastics.

Exhibitions & Events

For millions of years plants have been evolving and adapting to the environment and can be found living all across the planet from the driest deserts to in and around water. ...

Fri, 14/10/2016 - 09:00
Fri, 10/02/2017 - 16:00