I am a designer interested in history of design, architecture, arts and technology.
I am a plastics collector, from the 19th century (maybe earlier) on. I have a small collection of objects I will share with Flickr users.
I live in Rio, Brazil, and would love to hear from anyone with similar interests.

Update August 2008:

I have just got a Master's Degree in Design with a dissertation about (guess) Plastics Design History.

Update December 2008:

I am now a teacher in the Design Department (BAI) at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)!

Update November 2009:

I have just been accepted in the Doctorate Program in Visual Arts (Image and Culture) at UFRJ!


Please check out this site to learn about and take some action on the dangers of a household plastic named PVC, aka Vinyl:

and this one too:

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    addadada says:

    "Incredible artistic photos of some insanely cool plastics!

    "Plastic. I love plastic. I want to be plastic."
    Andy Warhol

    "Now, hand over that damn plastic scottydog fork!"
    Adda Dada"

    August 15th, 2008

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    ricksoloway says:

    "galeesa is my Brazilian blood brother. His product photos showcase a wonderful collection of the greatest hits of industrial design. He has a special thing for Bakelite and plastic, and he always manages to retrieve fascinating examples from the past. He's an asset to the flickr community, and a most pleasant contact and friend."

    July 27th, 2007

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    Splendor and Demise says:

    "Galessa is one of the people who make Flickr great. To begin with, he's got a great eye for the 'interestingness' of an object. He tends to collect vintage objects and very often knows a great deal about it's provenance, historical uses, etc.

    Galessa's photography techniques are frequently flawless - almost to the point of appearing unreal. Considering his very basic equipment, he's got the soul and skill of a commercial photographer but doesn't know it yet.

    Finally, Galessa is always available for comment and helpful advice to others. This and all of the above makes him one of the Flickr heros in my book."

    March 28th, 2007

gerson lessa
December 2006
niteroi, rio de janeiro (just across the bay), brazil
I am:
Male and Single
designer / researcher
glplastico [at] gmail.com