The skin is the largest human organ. It is exposed to a daily barrage of gels and soaps that are full of synthetic substances with an overly aggressive cleaning effect. Aren’t these ordeals in fact a form of bodily harm?
With her project Fullonum, Petra Wyss explores a realm of natural ingredients popularly used for personal hygiene since antiquity. The result is a vessel and a recipe for the manufacture of a liquid soap in one’s own bathroom that is both kind to the skin and environmentally friendly. Using selected Swiss herbs and clay, the Fullonum transforms the user’s urine into an anti-bacterial and cleansing liquid soap with the aroma of fresh hay. Be pristine, shower with urine!
Winner of the zeugindesign Foundation Award 2020
Chosen as one of the ten most interesting student projects
from Dezeen Virtual Design Festival's school shows