Kaja Solgaard, Tapputi and the Sea

Norwegian designer Kaja Solgaard (whose previous projects have been featured here) presented us with her last work: Tapputi & the sea.  For her graduation at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland), she imagined solid perfume designs, complete with experimental scent holders and appliers. Taputti is the first chemist ever mentioned in the history of perfumes, estimated to have lived and worked 3,000 years before Christ in Mesopotamia.

Tapputi & the sea, explain the designer, is “a story about the meeting between fragrance and material, a future take on the luxury of cosmetics and natural materials role in such objects. The sea sponge is meant to visually speak about the scent and it functions physically as the holder of the perfume which is casted onto it. The glass protects the perfume from light, oxygen and heat, and it visualizes the shapes.”

Kaja Solgaard details: “The perfumes are applied by gently rubbing the shaped solid perfume on your skin, the heat of your skin melts it just enough and fragrance transfers. Applying different ones you can blend directly on your skin, creating a new scent.”


Model, Nadine. Copyrights Kaja Solgaard, photos by Magda Gyda Johansdottir


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