Ola Giertz created transparent pouf ottomans using recycled PET bottles and then stuffed them with human hair for The Bare Hair Project, an art project developed for high-end Swedish hair studio Studio Västra Sandgatan.
Collecting hair waste, using it to fill poufs, made the costumers part of the process of making furniture. The project is essentially about finding possibilities and functionality in that which would otherwise be considered ugly. The transparent poufs, highlighting the originality of the stuffing, makes the product dynamic: its colour and shape can be changed depending on the stuffing, lending uniqueness to each pouf.
images via Ola Giertz