Arts & Culture
Must Have: Whimsical Bath and Travel Products from Funtastic Plastic
Funtastic Plastic products are at once whimsical, fun, and functional. Whether you are looking for a way to enhance your bath, or a decorative travel item to set you apart from other jet setters, Funtastic Plastic mastermind, Ossnat Alon, has … Read More
Funtastic Plastic products are at once whimsical, fun, and functional. Whether you are looking for a way to enhance your bath, or a decorative travel item to set you apart from other jet setters, Funtastic Plastic mastermind, Ossnat Alon, has got you covered.
Although she has no formal background in design studies, Ossnat is passionate about her craft, and is able to draw inspiration from a wide variety of experiences.
“I guess that the artistic education from home, love for traveling, dreaming, and the need for fantasy are my driving forces and passion for my work,” she explained to Jewcy. It's exactly these elements that have earned Funtastic Plastic international praise.
Ossnat first began designing “funtastic” items after her youngest child was born. Instead of relying on existing products to decorate the nursery, she crafted her own artificial plants and created a rainforest over the baby’s bed. To this day, Ossnat’s designs have made a lasting impression on her son.
She recalls, “Instead of the usual baby's bed mobiles, there were banana leaves, creepers, and white lilies, as well as parrots, snakes, and other exotic stuff. My son grew up to be an animal lover and a young nature expert. I took this ‘funtastic’ look as my inspiration and started a new product line.”
Beginning with the world map printed Marina Bath Plug, the first Funtastic Plastic item to be sold internationally, Ossnat has generated what she describes as “immediate wonderful response.” The Bath Plug has graced the covers of several design magazines worldwide and has “opened the path to many other Funtastic Plastic items.”
And what’s not to love? Ossnat’s perfect blend of her favorite artistic materials, “world maps to dream away on, nostalgic items, old working tools, romantic lace or childhood games,” blended with her admitted sense of humor make for the perfect gift or personal indulgence–what Ossnat calls, “new functional items in original contemporary designs."