Soap flakes

If there is one thing I HATE in the bathroom it is the old, used, semi-slimy soap found in each and every soap dish. Therefor I never use those kinds of soaps, I use liquid soaps that come in little plastic bottles and are, at least in my head, more hygenic…

Therefore I was extatic when I found Nathalie Stämpfli‘s Soap Flakes. This makes me happy and it makes me start loving the bar-soap. I want one of these and I’m just about to get my self a hand grater and put it in the bathroom =) 

Said by Nathalie:

Today, most of the soap we use is liquid soap, which contains a lot of water. Block soap instead is more concentrated and therefore has some ecological benefits: You don’t transport unnecessary water around. In place of plastic bottles you can simply use paper for packaging. The solid blocks can easily be piled and allow a greater space efficiency in a truck.

But what about the usage of soap bars? I don’t like the weird slippery feeling when I use them. It gives me goose bumps. And under the shower, it always slides out of your fingers. Hand soap also often gets dirty and accumulates bacteria when more than one person is using it.

I designed two dispensers that turn block soap into beautiful little flakes. They offer you a new comfortable sensation when they are falling on your hands and easily dissolve in water.

The first version needs to be attached to the wall. You can easily use it with one hand; while you are pushing the grater, you are capturing the flakes. With its open shape it lets the soap block evolve its fragrances into the room.

The second version is a grater that can stand by itself. Therefore it’s more flexible in usage. It could be placed in the same way as a shower gel or shampoo.

Karoleen – Photographer © 2005-2010 All Rights Reserved.
Contact me at .

Du kanske också gillar…