Hybrid Shell

Final project in Product Design
Iceland Academy of the Arts / Listaháskóli Íslands

Removed hair is transformed into a new material that can be used as protection for the body.

The human is the source of hair that gives him protection from the environment. When the hair has been removed from the body, it has the commonality of fibers that can be used for construction of new materials. The new material is a type of fiberglass where the glass fibers are replaced by hair. Hair is then mixed with liquid polymer resin that is used for industrial production.

The human does not have to look far to acquire materials. In the project Hybrid Shell hair obtains it's protective role again in the new manufactured form. When worn the shell becomes a part of the Human's body like hair.

Photo: Elma Karen
2015 LHÍ
Music by: MODESART - Zombient
Dancer: Gígja Jónsdóttir
Photos-video: Elísabet Kristín Oddsdóttir
Tutors : Garðar Eyjólfsson
            Thomas Pausz

Graduation show 25. may - 10. april 2015

Photos: Björk Gunnbjörnsdóttir