Olympic Trade Mission

‘Made in China’ is a common label on our household goods, toys and christmas decorations. But how are these products manufactured and where do they exactly come from? Melle Smets and Maurits Hertzberger wanted to find out, and embarked on a quest to China in search of the source of the so-called plastic river.

Travelling in the guise of the Olympic Trade Mission promoting the Chinese product in The Netherlands, the two portrayed the various manufacturing stages the products go through in order to get from factory to consumer.

This book was designed as both a report of the mission, as well as a gift to the factory directors.

Client Melle Smets, Maurits Hertzberger
Publisher Museum De Paviljoens, Almere

Year 2008
Media Book, 64p, 148 x 210 mm, DVD
My role Concept, Book & Infographic design