EXPLORATION ON STRAW
Straw reflects the evolution of our society, from natural to man-made surroundings. To explore this material and its cultural context I have a built a Straw Collection, composed of images of straw artefacts from different origins and times. I have re-interpreted them, mixing each with my own knowledge and experience to create a partly imaginary collection, unclear about its context and use. This collection inspired my design process, during which I explored crossovers between different artefacts. The final design outcome investigates straw hats, reshaped to be reintroduced for daily use. My reinterpretation of these piles of thin vegetable skins reflects our contemporary culture.