Saponaceous showcases the results of experimental research into the process of saponi cation where through an exothermic reaction, following the addition of lye, fat is transformed into soap. Using locally sourced goat milk fat, refried oil from chippies and leftover pork trimmings from butchers located in North London, Fernando has produced a series of functional and interactive objects which have been sculpted, moulded and machined out of solid blocks of soap, presenting the potential qualities of this waste by-product.
TONSURE SOAP SHAVERS
肥皂/Soap: 羊奶脂肪、炭、姜黄、檀香木、马鞭草/Goats milk fat, charcoal, tumeric, sandalwood, and verbena
尺寸/Dimensions: 15×15厘米/15×15 cm
这些小型削皮器的设计灵感来源于瑞士奶酪Tete de Moine和僧侣的光头，八百多年前Bellelay庙的僧侣们就已经发明出来。这个名字来自于被剃光头发的僧侣的头，这个过程也称之为“削发”。
These small shavers are inspired by the swiss cheese “Tete de Moine” or monk’s head, invented and initially produced more than eight centuries ago by the monks of the abbey of Bellelay, the name comes as a reference from the shaved hair of the monks head also known as tonsure.
材料/Materials: 纱、绢丝/Organza and Habotai Silk
尺寸/Dimensions: 220x 135厘米/220x 135 cm
The original images for this were created by pouring a mix of glycerine, a material commonly used in soapmaking, and charcoal on a pane of glass, this was then photographed at a very high resolution, certain details of marbling were then blown up and digitally printed on silk. The overlap of organza silk over habotai allows for the images to merge by employing the delicate transparency of the material.
SURF AND TURF SHAVER
本体/Base: 炭/Turned Acrylic resin plaster/ charcoal
刀片/Blade: 空心钢/hollow ground steel
肥皂/Soap: 羊奶脂肪/Goat’s milk fat
尺寸/Dimensions: 55 厘米 x 20 厘米/55 cm x 20 cm
An oversized shaver with a green soap coloured with spirulina algae and scented with fir-pine essence.
材料/Materials: 黄铜、钢、炭/Brass, fire patinated steel, turned acrylic plaster/charcoal
尺寸/Dimensions: 110厘米可调节高度/110cm height adjustable
A mobile made up of 8 scented oil burners. The burners rest on an acrylic plaster base which has been individually turned and calibrated to balance with another piece of different dimensions but same weight. When the wicks are lit the arms of the mobile gently spin infusing the room with smell.
材料/Materials: 羊脂皂、獾毛、炭、无机颜料/Goatsmilk soap, badger hair, turned acrylic plaster and earth pigments.
This piece incorporates the concept of the men’s shaving set and takes it to colossal proportions with an 10 kilo hammer textured base which acts both as a bowl and as a soap and a 3 kilo badger hair brush which when rotated produces a rich and smooth lather as it slowly carves and polishes a hole in the soap.