On show at POCKO Gallery is Saponacious, an amazing exhibition featuring the work of Fernando Laposse, Winner of the Design Council’s 70 Ones to Watch.
Saponacious showcases the results of experimental research into the process of saponification, where fat is turned into soap. Using locally sourced 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.
His stunning design objects are connected to alchemy, temporality and fragility. They evoke playfulness and warmth as well as sophistication and exactitude. It is this juxtaposition that makes his objects so captivating.