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Enjoy a peculiar relationship with hair.
Enjoy a peculiar relationship with hair.
Enjoy a peculiar relationship with hair.
22 backers pledged €931 to help bring this project to life.

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Hair Affairs – A Tool for Whimsical Minds

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As you can probably tell from the pictures already: this is for quizzical minds with a mischievous sense of humour, charm, whimsy and wit, for the happily obsessed and the behavioural explorers.

You are invited to pledge on a series of brushes with artificial human hair that you may actually use or that add exhilaration and playfulness to any room when utilised as a wall decor element.

As a statement against any impoverished views of what it means to be human, the tools celebrate absurdity and the complexity of our emotional needs. They intelligently humour their owners while promoting generosity towards people’s quirks, follies and cravings. Because ultimately people – like these brushes – are rather strange.

So, yes, feel free to laugh at yourself, embrace your eccentric side and enjoy a peculiar relationship with hair.

"I can’t stop giggling." (SwissMiss aka Tina Roth)

"The hair paintbrushes cater for emotional needs with wit and delight."(Designboom)

"It’s a great conversation starter with my guests." (Customer)

Strange brush.
Strange brush.
100% tactile delights.
100% tactile delights.
No more bad hair days.
No more bad hair days.
Sensual but sturdy.
Sensual but sturdy.
Ooooh, golden spandex! (Not included.)
Ooooh, golden spandex! (Not included.)

 Some Background Information

Originally the brushes were conceived by then art student Dearbhaile Heaney in 2006 at Goldsmiths University, London. I got to know Dearbhaile later whilst we were both studying for our Masters and I found the idea too good to keep it confined to the art world.

With both her permission and support, I revamped the design for production in order to make it available for the first time.

Who am I? My name is Helge Simon and I’m a Berlin-based designer. I sourced materials, found suppliers and amended the design to be more robust. Essentially, I transformed an art piece into a product, into an actual tool. (If you would like to see some previous projects I worked on, you may want to head to my private webpage over at www.hfischer.info.)

I will manufacture the brushes in Berlin and I will make the highest efforts to provide any pledgers a great experience and service. The brushes come in three different variants (Flat Blonde, Flat Russet & Curly Black) and they will be ready to hang (or use).

Showing a picture of the creator adds trust.
Showing a picture of the creator adds trust.

Production will start straight after the campaign has successfully ended. I gave myself a rather comfortable time frame of up until October 2018 for delivery. Initial orders should ship way sooner though. 

Has some nice packaging, too.
Has some nice packaging, too.

 Keep in touch!

Get notified about equally peculiar future product releases by ...
• signing up to my newsletter
• liking the dedicated Facebook page or 
• following the project on Twitter.

Risks and challenges

My hands might fall off while assembling all those brushes but probably they won’t.

More seriously though, if there should be many pledges (think *many*) I might need to revert to different hair colours. Manufacturing would take longer accordingly and you could receive your order somewhat later.

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    Can’t commit to actually purchasing a brush – What would the flatmates think? – but somehow you’re intrigued. Follow along the project’s progress and learn about equally peculiar future product releases.

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    The Blonde (Early Bird)

    Receive one Hair Affairs brush with flat blonde hair. First ten backers only.

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    The Red-Head (Early Bird)

    Receive one Hair Affairs brush with flat russet hair. First ten backers only.

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    The Black-Haired (Early Bird)

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    Pledge €62 or more About $72

    Full Set (Early Bird)

    Receive three Hair Affairs brushes: flat blonde, flat russet and curly black. First ten backers only.

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    Pledge €78 or more About $91

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