23 October 2012

Soap Grater by Nathalie Stämpfli

Today, we usually use liquid soap, which contains a lot of water. Block soap is more concentrated and therefore has ecological benefits: You don’t transport unnecessary water around. Also, 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.

In order to find alternative to the liquid soap Nathalie Stämpfli 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.