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)
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).
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.
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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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