Project made in the context of the London Design Festival exhibition "Plants Out Of Place".
Often seen as undesirable weeds, many local wild growing plants have medicinal and healing properties. Those uses were known and applied centuries ago but nowadays, common drugs and cosmetic products have replaced those plants, and we have mostly forgotten about their useful properties.
Weed Beautification is a research about the possibilities that three selected local weeds (Yarrow, Comfrey and Plantain) offer in the fields of skincare and beautification. Sarah-Linda Forrer re-explored the healing and regenerating properties of these plants by creating salves, oils and scrubs, extracting the healing and beautifying powers to apply it onto the skin.
To ennoble these weeds and the proces of creating skin healing substances, she has designed a ritualistic collection of vessels and tools out of stone and bronze, to prepare the herbs for use in luxurious, pure and natural skin care products.
This project was made possible thanks to the support of Stimuleringsfonds.