The Bare Hair Project is the name given to two pouffes made entirely out of recycled plastic and human hair. Designer Ola Giertz created the pouffes, using recycled PET bottles and hair from Studio Västra Sandgatan, a salon in Helsingborg, Sweden.
The Bare Hair Project is meant to serve as a reminder that what we consider "waste" is actually still reusable in many circumstances. Giertz points out that an average person's hair grows about 18cm a year; Sweden's 9 million people grow 1,620,000cm of hair, most of which is disposed of. While not everyone would be comfortable with sitting on cushions made of hair, the Bare Hair Project shows that something more needs to be done with this leftover hair aside from burning it.