The Art of Soap

What, you’ve not been choosing your soap based on the brilliance of its geometry and colour? Well panic not, we’ve found the most aesthetically pleasing bars that reference the trend for marbled stone and strong architectural form so you can get on that for 2016. The only hard bit will be actually ruining using them.

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Photo from Intial, Hong Kong

Savons Gemme soaps, which were founded in Grasse, the famous perfume region of France, are named after the precious stones they’re imitating and contain just as many layers of intricate colour. Also available here.




Folly Soaps by Brooklyn-based design studio Pelle are what they describe as “architecture and ornament” and are basically affordable sculptures that you could wash your hands with if you can bear to dent them.

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Pelle has also designed a range of Soap Stones that you can buy from Goodhood.




Jill Macnair


Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.

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