Hair highway

Enter a foreign world and follow the journey of Studio Swine making; see how they obtain and use human hair to create the raw material from which they craft their truly unique and exceptionally well designed products.

From furniture to the ironic ‘hair comb’, see the process Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves take to expertly select, bleach, comb, bundle, stitch, press and inset the hair into acetate. View the pouring, setting, carving, patterning, tessellating and joining just to manufacture this textured veneer. Watch the further sawing, inlaying and joining to the assembly of these rare objects.

The two part team of Studio Swine (Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers), Provenance favourites, operates at the luxury level creating from ‘research-led design that is the product of a region, its culture and resources, regarding design as a tool for place-making in a globalising world’ and has combined forces with brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Microsoft and Heineken.