Jelly shoes, Ju Ju for Woolworths, 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

discuss, debate, deliberate

Plastics are used worldwide in design and manufacturing. Their use divides opinion and has many proponents and...

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 09:00
Fri, 08/04/2016 - 04:30

A hands on workshop for designers and industrialists.

MoDiP is...

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:00
Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:00
Arts University Bournemouth
Sally Beken

All MoDiP's exhibitions, past and present, can be viewed at Exhibitions & Events.