PAST CONTESTS | 2013 | REVIVE

REVIVE

SCAD: Veronica Souza, Noah Batterson, Amber Grim


Soap is a product intended to clean up our lives and cultivate healthiness. However, the packaging of many soap products uses wasteful materials and inefficient packing methods, contributing to a dirtier planet.

Soap as a hygienic tool is one of the simplest and effective methods of preventing illness and disease. The Center for Disease Control estimates that if everyone washed their hands routinely, a million deaths a year could be prevented. And even of those who do wash their hands, a large number of people do so hastily without allowing enough time for the soap to properly disinfect.

Why not create a better version of soap? One that is just as environmentally conscious as it is hygienic.

REVIVE is the answer. Simply Smart Paper Soap. Using paper soap that dissolves with water allows for less cross-contamination while washing hands, as each sheet is single-use. The dissolving nature of the product also promotes its use for the recommended 30 seconds needed for hand washing to be most effective. The unique packaging is not only 100% biodegradable and compostable, but utilizes smarter space economy to fit more units into a single shipment.

A simple structure built from its own packaging provides the perfect dispenser for single sheets of paper soap. The product's size is reminiscent of regular bar soap, while its form alludes to the shape of a seed, reminding with each use of its positive impact on the environment while purchasing it and also while discarding it when empty.

REVIVE is a simple solution to an important, life-threatening problem. It's elegant usage of environmentally-friendly materials, careful economy of form, and its beneficial dissolving method makes it a far better alternative to ordinary bar soap.Design Rationale (Revive)

Soap is a product intended to clean up our lives and cultivate healthiness. However, the packaging of many soap products uses wasteful materials and inefficient packing methods, contributing to a dirtier planet.

Soap as a hygienic tool is one of the simplest and effective methods of preventing illness and disease. The Center for Disease Control estimates that if everyone washed their hands routinely, a million deaths a year could be prevented. And even of those who do wash their hands, a large number of people do so hastily without allowing enough time for the soap to properly disinfect.

Why not create a better version of soap? One that is just as environmentally conscious as it is hygienic.

REVIVE is the answer. Simply Smart Paper Soap. Using paper soap that dissolves with water allows for less cross-contamination while washing hands, as each sheet is single-use. The dissolving nature of the product also promotes its use for the recommended 30 seconds needed for hand washing to be most effective. The unique packaging is not only 100% biodegradable and compostable, but utilizes smarter space economy to fit more units into a single shipment.

A simple structure built from its own packaging provides the perfect dispenser for single sheets of paper soap. The product's size is reminiscent of regular bar soap, while its form alludes to the shape of a seed, reminding with each use of its positive impact on the environment while purchasing it and also while discarding it when empty.

REVIVE is a simple solution to an important, life-threatening problem. It's elegant usage of environmentally-friendly materials, careful economy of form, and its beneficial dissolving method makes it a far better alternative to ordinary bar soap.