CRAZY HAIR // CuldeSac and Studio Marisol

published in: Fashion, Art By Apostolos Mitsios, 03 April 2010

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photo // Katrin Backes © studio Marisol
hair // Marisol Suarez © studio Marisol

Tired of messy hair? Bored of always having the wrong look? Don't get stuck with a bad haircut. Longer or shorter, blonder or darker, let your hair go design with the special help of CuldeSac and Studio Marisol. But let’s take it from the beginning.

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 // Katrin Backes © studio Marisol
hair // Marisol Suarez © studio Marisol

CuldeSac gives us more details: “Our intention is to review the hair subject as a social and cultural element. Why do barristers still use wigs? Why does a woman have her hair done for a special occasion? Let’s give emotional value to this aspect as well. Let’s wonder why a good hair do could make us feel happier, more beautiful or uglier, better or worse… Let’s find the way to transfer this concept into a real object. Several exercises will guide us through this workshop, varying from simple to complex, from obvious to surprising, and from observation to experience.

photo // Katrin Backes © studio Marisol
hair // Marisol Suarez © studio Marisol

The Domaine de Boisbuchet is an idyllic country estate from the 15th century in the Southwest of France at the border between the Charente and Limousin regions whose current-day ensemble with a castle, landscape park and agricultural buildings surrounded by woods and meadows. In the workshops held on site since 1989, internationally renowned designers, architects and artists have teamed with participants from all over the world to construct a series of buildings over the years that go beyond purely experimental character to exemplify innovative materials and construction methods, sustainability and a harmonious interplay of nature, agriculture and architecture.

photo // Katrin Backes © studio Marisol
hair // Marisol Suarez © studio Marisol

It seems that there are no excuses left and then and after having found for you the ideal place and the ideal team, it’s time you made that long awaited hair change come true. After all, you own it to yourself!

 

photo // Katrin Backes © studio Marisol
hair // Marisol Suarez © studio Marisol

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About CuldeSac™

CuldeSac™ is more than a studio. It´s a creative lab, a space for collaboration on different fields of expertise. It was founded as a melting pot for professionals to dialogue and exchange knowledge. Founded in 2002, CuldeSac™ is headed today by Alberto Martinez and Pepe Garcia (CuldeSac™ Espacio Creativo and founders), Juan Poveda and Xavi Sempere (CuldeSac™ Comunicación) and Garen Moreno and Sophie von Schönburg (CuldeSac™ Experience). Despite the fact that its founders studied at the Royal College of Art in London, the studio decided to settle in Valencia due to its quality of life. The city’s relaxed atmosphere inspirates a place of interdisciplinary work on architecture, interiors, product and graphics design, communication and branding, events and PR. Among its distinguished disparate customers, Tiffany&Co, Lladró, Bernhardt Design, H&M, Swarovski or Aston Martin.

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  • friend
    Harvey | 2010-04-03 04:25:48

    Is Hrafnhildur ArnardΓ³ttir aka "Shopkeeper" part of this?? Names please!!

  • friend
    Abhinavbhagat | 2010-04-03 08:44:49

    brilliant head gears .... i love them .....

  • friend
    Club Penguin Cheats | 2010-04-03 22:10:24

    I like the black tape on the wall. LOL. Pretty cool stuff though.

  • friend
    Yarzerina | 2010-04-04 10:13:43

    "Hair" represent freedom.... That's why in the 70s all girls & boys had long hair.... that's why when you go to army were you have to discipline the first thing they do is completely cut your hair!!!! By the way, beautiful work....

  • friend
    Trance | 2010-04-04 17:26:56

    it so nice article but I’m from Ukraine and it’s one reason why I don’t understend ENglish on full level but THXX=)

  • friend
    Bernadette Puleo | 2010-04-07 02:22:33

    Braids taken to a whole new level.

  • friend
    rockstar | 2010-04-10 04:56:10

    In Mexico City there is an exhibition about crazy old hair styles Spanish: http://veryverytrendy.blogspot.com/ English: http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fveryverytrendy.blogspot.com%2F&sl=es&tl=en&swap=1

  • friend
    **princesswarrior** | 2010-04-12 10:34:53

    Absolutely gorgeous*

  • friend
    Tressa the hairdressa Brittell | 2010-05-02 19:29:42

    I would like to be considered for the class. I create fun stuff out of hair too. I would love to go but there would have to be a scholarship or something. These are the hair pieces I have come up with: http://puppycatmeow.etsy.com

  • friend
    DAM | 2010-06-15 20:48:40

    Studio Marisol ha hecho un gran trabajo pero los cul... bueno copiar lo que siempre hacen. Estos tipos me aburren ademas de robar ideas y proyectos a los compaΓ±eros Dam froM Barcelona.

  • friend
    Sophie | 2010-06-29 21:39:23

    Last places for the Boisbuchet summer workshop, where Studio Marisol and CuldeSacβ„ʼ will use hair as a new material for product design. The reinterpreting exercises open a wide range of professional possibilities, from industrial design to fashion and stylism. During a week, architects, designers, artists and students live together and share experiences in the idilic frame of an old mill. From the 8th to the 14th August, the perfect holidays... More info: Boisbuchet or culdesac@culdesac.es

  • friend
    Herstyle | 2011-01-13 12:28:46

    In Love with total concept.Beauty with every braid.

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