1. Hair Highway


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    What if you could use human hair as an alternative to diminishing natural materials? Studio Swine travel along the Hair Highway to explore the hair trade and its potential as a future resource. www.studioswine.com Hair Highway is a contemporary take on the ancient Silk Road which transported not only silk but also technologies, aesthetics and ideas between East and West. Investigating the global hair industry in the Shandong province of China, Studio Swine followed the journey of the material from the people who sell their hair through to the hair merchants, markets and factories. The project documents this journey in a film and a collection of highly decorative objects. China is both the largest importer of tropical hardwood and the biggest exporter of human hair. By combining hair with a natural resin, Studio Swine has created a composite material that provides a sustainable alternative to the planet’s diminishing natural resources with an aesthetic that evokes the palettes of tortoiseshell and a grain resembling that of polished horn or exotic hardwoods. The result is a unique collection of exquisite objects inspired by the 1930’s Shanghai-deco style. As the world’s population rises, human hair is one natural resource that is increasing. Asian hair regenerates the fastest, growing 16 times more rapidly than tropical hardwoods; it is also incredibly strong - a single strand can take up to 100 grams. Hair Highway reflects on China’s relationship with the rest of the world, while exploring the idea that trade has the ability to not only transport products but also values and perceptions. Credits Concept & Design : Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami Director / Camera : Juriaan Booij Edit : Sally Cooper Music : Titus Twelve Production support : Danful Yang & Lily Xu Links www.juriaanbooij.com http://cutandrun.com www.studioswine.com

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    • Baileys Chocolat Luxe - Liquid Alchemy


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      Luxury is the name of the game here, with sumptuous images of scientific molten chocolate wonders and a beautiful score from one of our many talented composers. Similar to Honda’s “cog ad” where no CGI was used, the compositional piece proves to be as organic and delicate as the visuals suggest. Thanks to R/GA London agency and Juriaan Booij with RSA films who helped realise this campaign’s full potential.

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      • Can City


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        Short film about a mobile aluminium foundry casting stools from waste on the streets of São Paulo. www.studioswine.com Studio Swine has made a collection of aluminium furniture from street materials of São Paulo. Using a mobile foundry to smelt aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as a fuel. Waste collectors known as Catadores mine the streets for materials to produce a furniture series with vernacular aesthetic, providing a portrait of the streets. The Can Stools are made simply with sand casting technique using readily available construction sand from local building sites, and by casting an assemblage of objects found on the streets. The furnace and the tools are made with salvaged materials. Can City creates a system where Catadores (waste collectors) can use this free metal and free fuel to produce an endless range of individually crafted aluminum items. 'Can City' was made for Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery, São Paulo. The project was made possible with the generous support of Heineken. The film is by Juriaan Booij.

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        • FORMLABS - The Form 1


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          This video was shot by Juriaan Booij (http://www.juriaanbooij.com) and edited by James Cundill (http://cargocollective.com/JMCundill) for FormLabs (http://formlabs.com/). It is a video explaining the process of the Form 1 3D printer and was used on Kickstarter.

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          • CAN CITY


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            Can City explores the potential of the city of São Paulo to function as a factory using the Catadores (people that collect garbage to be recycled in the streets) to mine for waste materials to produce a furniture series. A mobile foundry that melts aluminum cans was designed to run on waste vegetable oil collected from local bars and food markets and built with simple materials, such as a piece of hose, a beer barrel, an old car battery and a leaf blower. The project celebrates São Paulo’s industriousness and ingenuity, the Catadores and the hidden beauty of its streets. The exhibition presents a vision of the city that is both gritty and glamorous, and how the individual within the supersized metropolis can show the World the true value of waste. Can City was developed by Studio Swine in São Paulo. The project was commissioned by +Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery and Sponsored by Heineken Brasil.

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            • Quiet Motion


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              Quiet Motion installation by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for BMWi. Film: Juriaan Booij Production: Priya Sundram Music: Andy Simms

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              • Buttons


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                Fashion Film shot in São Paulo for Studio Swine's 'Buttons'. www.studioswine.com Buttons are an entirely new kind of fashion accessory developed by Studio Swine. Entirely detachable button covers plated in 18-Karat gold or genuine silver, a versatile fashion detail for customising and transforming everyday clothing. They can be ordered here: http://www.studioswine.com/shop The film is by Juriaan Booij

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                • Sea Chair


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                  Short film about collecting plastic to make a chair on a fishing boat at sea. Read more at www.studioswine.com Since the discovery of the Pacific Garbage Patch in 1997, which is predicted to measure twice the size of Texas, five more have been found across the world’s oceans with the Atlantic gyre predicted to be even larger. This plastic takes thousands of years to degrade, remaining in the environment to be broken up into ever smaller fragments by ocean currents. The gyre stretches from the coastlines of California to the shores of Japan. Recent studies have estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer of the world’s oceans. The number of plastic pieces in the Pacific Ocean has tripled in the last ten years and the size of the accumulation is set to double in the next ten. Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic recovered from our oceans. Together with local fishermen, Studio Swine collects and processes the marine plastic into a stool at sea. Credits Concept & Design : Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami Film : Juriaan Booij Music : Elisa Luu / 22 Marz Links juriaanbooij.com studioswine.com

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                  • A scene from the film Light Decision.


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                    A scene from the film Light Decision. Featuring Kay Headley, written and produced by Ewa Cichon, directed by Juriaan Booij.

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                    • Tramshed 2011


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                      This film by Juriaan Booij captures the energy, diversity, and innovation of Tramshed 2011, a unique design destination during London Design Festival, driven by De La Espada.

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