Hair Glasses

25th May 2011

Hair has been a key material of choice for designers and artists for a while, but it doesn't seem to be abating with more and more interesting projects appearing using hair with which to design with from the catwalk to product design.

During Milan Design week at the Royal College of Art RCAinTent show multidisciplinary design duo Studio Swine showed their Hair Glasses, a series of fashion glasses made from human and synthetic hair.

What is particularly interesting about this project is the premise behind it tracking changes in the growing relationship between China and Africa as China becomes a global super power.

Observing how the consumption in Africa is very different from that of westerners it feeds into China's production of human and synthetic hair and in turn is feeding the ever growing market in Africa for hair extensions.

The Hair glasses project highlights this growing relationship whilst at the same time commenting on cultural differences and suggests a new level of trading and export beyond local community.



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