The Horse Fur Project by the Icelandic design team Studio Trippin explores the possibilities of Icelandic horsehides through design.
The Icelandic horse is small built but a tough breed who grows a heavier fur at winter time. In Iceland, horses are not factory farmed and are mainly kept as pets and are therefore well cared for in their lifetime.
Although horsehides are suitable for both leather and fur production they are rarely utilized or tanned in Iceland but mostly considered a by-product.
Instead of disposing of horsehides Studio Trippin has been developing methods of using this fantastic, versatile material that makes for a good alternative fur in their design.
The Horsehide Project was nominated for the Icelandic Presidential Innovation Award 2018.