A RANGE OF MATERIALS

Proving that almost any object can become a resource for creativity (starting with such an utilitarian, functional and banal object like a hair comb), designers saw the opportunity to transform this everyday object into a highly varied, creative and visually lush art form.

Here is the list of all the materials to be found in this collection:

For the decoration: additions of pearls, glass beads, paste stones, coral, jade, gemstones, feathers, lace, enamel, silver filigree, engraving, painting…

Images: 
Coconut, Samoa, 2000
Cinnabar (mineral) China, early 20th c.
Silver, U.K. 1850
Aluminium, USA, late 19th c.
Mother-of-pearl, U.K. circa 1850
Feathers. USA, circa 1930
Celluloid, USA, 1920-30
Plastic, France, 1970
Paste stones. France 1930
Lace. Switzerland, 1910