The Bare Hair Project

The Bare Hair Project is an interesting concept from Swedish furniture and product designer Ola Giertz. Developed for a Swedish hair studio, the poufs are made from discarded human hair that is stuffed inside of plastic coverings made from recycled PET bottles. Normally considered ugly, discarded hair from the salon was used for this project to find new purpose for something we once considered useless.

Using transparent covers highlights the re-used contents of the pouf making you think about bringing new things to life. They can also be changed up just by altering the color or amount of hair used.

Photos by Carl Magnus Johansson.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.