In cooperation with Vitra Design Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou, C.I.R.E.C.A. (Centre International de Recherche et d’Education Culturelle et Agricole) has been putting on an international summer academy at Domaine de Boisbuchet since 1996. The international summer workshops are offered from July through mid-September and the courses are led by renowned designers, architects and artists who live and work together with the participants for a length of six to ten days. In this current edition of Boisbuchet Workshops CuldeSac and Studio Marisol will be using human hair as their working and inspirational raw material. The main goal is to research, design and build a project by using cutting, shape, fixing, weaving, teasing, textures and colour. But…how could these treatments have influence on design products? This is one of the many questions that emerge in this unique workshop where hair’s properties (versatility, resistance, structure, aesthetics, colour and light) will be given to newly created objects of design.
Photo by Katrin Backes and hair by Marisol Suarez, Studio Marisol.