TheHorse Fur Projectby the Icelandic design team Studio Trippin explores the possibilities of Icelandic horsehides through design.
The Icelandic horse is small built buta tough breed who growsa heavier furatwinter time. In Iceland, horses are not factory farmed and are mainly kept as pets and aretherefore 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.
TheHorsehide Projectwas nominated for the Icelandic Presidential Innovation Award 2018.