At first glance, the Hair Highway collection appears to be made up of objects crafted out of wood and bone. In reality, as its name gives away, they were created using real human hair. Hardened and polished, it becomes apparent that their chosen material revolves around this organic strands as one looks closer to the patterns on the objects' surfaces.
Designed by Japanese architect Azusa Murkakmi and British artist Alexander Groves of Studio Swine, Hair Highway was inspired by a five month residency spent exploring the global hair industry, which is centered in China. Traveling to the Shandong Province to visit the world's largest human hair market, the design duo realized that "human hair was a material with almost infinite possibility," as put by Fast Co Design.