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Student Showcase Archive

Marie Bach Holm

MA work

MA work

  • The Plastic Reform

    The Plastic Reform, 2018
    recycled plastics

  • The Plastic Reform

    The Plastic Reform, 2018
    recycled plastics

  • Thames Fragments

    Thames Fragments, 2018

  • Material Research

    Material Research, 2018
    recycled plastics

The Plastic Reform

This project questions the way we consume plastic and explores how to change our perception of recycled plastics for a sustainable future.

Only 9% of all plastics ever produced have been recycled, and 79% still exists in landfills or our natural environment. This is an extensive material resource we need to harness - now!

By combining different methods of transforming plastics with traditional textile colouring techniques, Marie has created a diverse collection of recycled plastics. Using plastics from her local environment, both household waste and plastics found in the Thames, she explored the material qualities of these discarded plastics. 

Inspired by the fragments of the Thames, Marie chose to create different colour and material narratives to communicate the vast potential within this one category of waste materials. Displaying plastic not as convenient packaging material, but as a precious resource that does not belong in the ocean. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2018



  • Marie Bach Holm is a Danish material designer, investigating the possibilities and limits of colour, texture, and form within a given material. Focusing on plastic recycling throughout her MA at the RCA, Marie has gained an extensive knowledge of plastics, material research, and redefining materials for a sustainable future. 

    With a background in fashion and costume design, Marie has a unique approach to CMF design and material narratives; working not only with the material itself, but also considering the larger concept, the story behind it, and how this is communicated. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Textiles, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 2015
  • Experience

  • Internship (Interior Design), Faye Toogood, London, 2017; Set Design Assistant, Mia Steensgaard Set Design, Copenhagen, 2016; Design Assistant, LykkeBang Textiles, Copenhagen, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Future Materials, PriestmanGoode, London, 2017; Ma-tt-er, G.F. Smith, London, 2018
  • Awards

  • Conferences

  • Publications