Straw reflects the evolution of our society, from natural to man-made surroundings. To explore this material and its cultural context I have built a Straw Collection, composed of images of straw artefacts from different origins and times. I re-interpreted them, mixing each with my own knowledge and experience to create a partly imaginary collection; unclear about its context and use. This collection inspired my design process, wherein I explored cross-fertilising artefacts. The final design outcome investigates straw hats, reshaped to get back into a daily use. My reinterpretation of these piles of thin vegetal skins reflects our contemporary culture.