The library of materials is a physical catalogue of samples of leftover and waste materials from companies based in Ostrava mostly. Visitors can examine these materials in PLATO and if interested in any, get them for free. Persons interested must first agree with the company about the volume required and then come and collect it.
The library is open to artists and general public alike. The sample book of the library expands as new materials are added. The library of materials is meant as a practical tool, but it is also an effort to reduce the economy of growth. We want to reflect on waste production and its possible following use.
Types of materials:
paper sheets after cutting; laminated particle board; plastic sawdust, shavings and edgings; car industry microfiltration systems waste; self-adhesive film; carpentry production scrap material; glass production waste; advertising panels segments; leftovers of fabrics and threads; metal wires of various diameters and lengths; plastic films, sawdust and wood shavings; cartridges; polycarbonates; steel shavings, cinder, cans; upholstery textile; metal material; Teflon material; plastic scrap material; steel shavings and lead dust; metal dust and other
How does it work:
The library is intended for:
Are you a company or do you know of a company?
Are you a company and want to participate at the library of materials project? Do you have a suggestion which company we could address? Please, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companies represented in the library of materials (as of 11/5/2021):
ALBA CR spol. s r.o.
ARCHIVACE SKARTACE OSTRAVA, s.r.o.
BOIS Opava a.s.
Clearmont, spol. s r.o.
Czech Polymer, s.r.o.
For Plastic a.s.
H&P POLYKARBONÁTY s.r.o.
Jiří Tesarčík – Sklenářství Vratimov
LENA – Lenka Sowová
MACH-TĚSNĚNÍ spol. s r.o.
Markéta Mecová – BELTERRA – židle, stoly
Martin Soukup – Truhlářství REMONT
Martin Vaněk – Truhlářství a sklenářství Hranol
MORAVSKOSLEZSKÉ DRÁTOVNY, a.s.
Plastic One a.s.
Pro Dara bags s.r.o.
PROMEDIA – Světelné reklamy a.s.
SaSMONT s. r.o.
Sklenářství a rámování Lucie Tůmová
Točená keramika—Lenka Elfmarková
Valter Špalek – Plexi
WEISS INTERIER PORTA s.r.o.
Weppler Czech s.r.o.
Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region
Library of materials is a project by artists and curators Jakub Adamec and Pavel Sterec.