The striking image of a hippo submerged in water was designer Ryo Shimura's inspiration for the Kaba Hippopotamus Soap, a highly original combination of decorative and practical object that can find a place in any bathroom or kitchen for you, your family, or guests. Its thick glycerin foam makes it suitable even for sensitive skins and its appearance will certainly make it a conversation piece!
Its creator's intention was that this conversation, though, would be about the environment: being a vulnerable species (one of the sub-categories of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's "threatened" category), the hippopotamus has become a symbol of the delicate balance between man and nature. Every time you use the Kaba Hippopotamus Soap, the tiny hippo encased in it grows smaller. Could there be a better metaphor for our fragile interaction with the environment?
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