It is a useful object for the person, a handy addition to the Alessi Encyclopaedia, this “Savon du Chef” was designed by the young Fred Gooris with the advice of Fabrice Leclerc. Just rub the steel
“soap” between your hands under cold running water for a few seconds and you’ll have soft, odourless skin. “Savon du Chef” also acts as a nail-cleaner: the top part, smooth and not sharp, removes food residue without any risk of getting cut or of hurt.
Height (inches): 1¼″
Length (inches): 2¾″
Width (inches): 2½″
Item code: FGO04
Frédéric Gooris, Belgian industrial designer, born at Leuven in 1974, graduated from the Hogeschool Antwerpen in 1998. In 1999 he moves to Milan, where he obtains his Master in Design at Domus Academy. After gaining experience working for Philippe Starck and Stefano Giovannoni for 5 years, he founds Studio Gooris in Milan doing product and concept design for companies all over the globe, including Alessi, Ferrero, Target, Levis, JCPenny, Foreverlamp, Oras, EQ3, among others. In 2009 he cofounds Bombol, a company for design oriented baby furniture. In 2010 he moves to Hong Kong to open the second office of Studio gooris where he is working up to today. www.studiogooris.com
... instinctive, inspirational, passionate about doing "the right thing" for business, people & the planet, I started by learning the basic rules of Nature during 6 years of medicine & veterinary studies with various Natural expeditions worldwide. In 1993 he joined the HAAGEN DAZS headquarters in Europe and progressed from retail management to the development of 8 international brands in 12 countries for Grand Met plc. and DIAGEO... to become managing director at 36.Together with Alberto ALESSI, the "Godfather of the Italian Design" they invented the "big love cup", today a cult design, positioning Haagen-Dazs at the edge of experience. In 2002 he received Nielsen A.C. "Best Strategy" award in Italy. In 2003, he created with the president of the luxury division of L'OREAL the innovation & new business Lab, opening up l'OREAL to radically new business models. Fabrice is the inventor of 2 international breakthrough in the luxury / green fragrance / patented with the nb1 intellectual property law firm, FINNEGAN in Washington, designed for STEVE JOBS & IPOD inventor Tony Fadel / APPLE in Cupertino, California. Fabrice is the founder of eternal valley, awarded best project in 2010 for the conservation of the bio diversity by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of PATAGONIA Inc. and the legend of the sustainable business performance. After his experience for 15 years with fortune 100 companies as ceo and head of the business innovations, he is now working with brands, corporations and business leaders to raise their good economic performance while doing good, including NESPRESSO, APPLE, the UNITED NATIONS, GOOGLE and the financial sector. Fabrice is a guest speaker at numerous conventions around the world ( he will be speaking at the EARTH SUMMIT of Rio in June 2012 on sustainability )