Robert Masciave Sculpted This Using Only Hair…

by chloe / last updated April 28, 2022

Robert Masciave hair sculpture

London’s most imaginative hotel, The Mandrake, brought some creative spirit to its existing art collection – unveiling a new cultural collaboration by Robert Masciave that combines art and beauty. And he displayed his latest (wearable) sculpture made entirely of hair…

The chandelier installation located in the lobby of The Mandrake

Award-winning Robert Masciave, one of hairdressing’s most innovative voices, unveiled an installation of a chandelier designed by Lara Bohinc, located in the lobby of The Mandrake. As the two-time Southern Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards, Robert Mascaive is also at the helm of acclaimed boutique-style salon Metropolis Hairdressing in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The chandelier installation is inspired by the stalactite shape and other nature-centric elements of the chandelier.

“My idea was to make its brutalist design evolve to something organic and soft. Merging metal with hair and the existing design with mine – transforming it into something more fluid,” says Masciave. The internationally renowned hairdresser preserves the distinct spirit and structure of the chandelier skeleton but brings life, shape and texture through the hair.

“Hair is a morphing material, capable of bringing softness, motion and emotion.”

Through the artistic collaboration with the Mandrake, Masciave invites guests to connect with their emotions through textures and shapes never seen or dreamt of before.

Robert Masciave

Soul of Man

The award-winning hairdresser also displayed ‘Soul of Man’, a sculpture and wearable made of 200m of human hair, as seen worn by Hungry, photographed by Studio Prokopiou. Masciave’s works joins other eccentric pieces from hotel owner Rami Fustok’s collection including, Salvador Dali, Francesco Clemente and Jonas Burgerr which are littered loud and proud on the walls. The temporary chandelier installation, designed by Robert Masciave is available for guests to view at the lobby of The Mandrake throughout the summer season.

Head to our gallery to see an array of creativity using the medium of…hair!

The Mandrake chandelier Lara Bohine

The Mandrake lobby

About Robert Masciave

Robert Masciave is twice winner of the British Hairdressing Awards Southern Hairdresser of the Year (finalist 13 times). and Avant-Garde Hairdresser at the British Hairdressing Awards, twice winner of the Fellowship salon of the year, finalist at the international AIPP and Visionary awards, plus winner of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy. Robert’s work can be seen at The Mandrake Hotel, 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG

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