An Examination Project. Beckmans College of Design, 2007 (BFA).
The glass door display cabinet FICTION consists of four laminated glass panels and the body made in powder-coated steel. Human hair is laminated between the glass panels and there are two color variation: clear glass with blond hair and smoke glass with brunette hair.
The project explores an alternative method to create a design object by applying a rhetoric technique, oxymoron*. By using human hair in the making of the furniture, the work questions/seeks our visual and emotional senses of fascination and interplay between repulsion and attraction.
*Oxymoron: Noun – A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Origin – Mid 17th century: from Greek oxumoron, neuter (used as a noun) of oxumoros ‘pointedly foolish’, from oxus ‘sharp’ + moros ‘foolish’.
Laminated glass with human hair, powder-coated steel, brass