Resin - From Plastic Jewelry to High End Interior Design

Resin - From Plastic Jewelry to High End Interior Design

With its humble beginnings as plastic jewelry, resin/plastic has come a long way to include everything from countertops to furniture to flooring and is now a part of the high-end interior designer's repertoire.  Bakelite was the first plastic made from synthetic components. It is a thermosetting resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907.  Original Bakelite jewelry is still available but it is not cheap!  The stack of Bakelite Bracelets shown below sells for $6250 at 1st Dibs.

Bakelite Bangles

Astromech Support

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