Le propre du noir
Sometimes, washing your hands is just a tedious business to get through. Some have even ritualized the exercise, like the character in Woody Allen’s film Whatever Works, who always sings “Happy Birthday” twice before turning off the water. The chore has been improved somewhat with soap dispensers. A simple push and out comes just enough liquid for the necessary ablutions. And then Simona appeared, with its atypical shape. Take a look at this solid mass (550 grams of intense black). It seems defiant in its opulence, compelling. It gives you an irresistible desire to pick it up, which marks the beginning of a very tactile interaction with this modernist bar. Equally impressive is what’s inside, with the gentleness of the almond oil enlivened by the refreshing burst of bergamot, which flows gently into myrrh and invigorating ginger, all of it helping to eliminate any trace of garlic or onion odors on your hands.
It took a mind both whimsical and industrious to create this phenomenon of cleanliness: that of French designer Samuel Accoceberry, who was commissioned by the Canadian firm Milan. He took a long, hard look at the sink and its uses to create Simona. The foam is soft; the sensual pleasure, palpable.
And although it was meant to be used at the kitchen sink, nothing says you can’t find a welcome place for it in the bathroom as well.