Accordion Soap Dish: A Modern and Versatile Bathroom Essential

Streamlined Design for Efficient Soap Storage

The Accordion Soap Dish by Shimoyama Shanghai DIY Home Co., Ltd. is a revolutionary bathroom accessory that combines functionality, simplicity, and modern design. This innovative soap dish is made from high-quality organic silicone, molded into a sleek serrated shape that not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also improves its performance.

The inspiration for the Accordion Soap Dish came from the need to address the common issues faced by traditional soap trays. Often, these trays are bulky, difficult to clean, and fail to integrate seamlessly into modern indoor environments. Shimoyama Shanghai DIY Home Co., Ltd. sought to create a soap dish that would solve these problems and offer a practical and visually pleasing solution.

What sets the Accordion Soap Dish apart is its unique design and multiple uses. Unlike traditional soap trays that require several layers to achieve the desired functionality, this soap dish is made from a single piece of environmentally friendly silicone. Its serrated shape allows for easy bending and cleaning of dirt in the grooves, ensuring optimal hygiene.

Moreover, the Accordion Soap Dish features a point-contact design when in contact with soap and the countertop or when draining upright. This design allows for maximum air circulation, keeping the soap, soap tray, and countertop dry and preventing the accumulation of water. The soap dish's simplification, modern design, versatility, and affordable price make it a standout choice for any bathroom.

Manufacturing the Accordion Soap Dish involves precise calculations to ensure the angles of the serrations on each side strike the perfect balance between sharpness and stability. This attention to detail guarantees that the soap dish effectively holds up the soap, facilitates air circulation, and provides a stable draining experience.

With dimensions of 90mm in width, 120mm in depth, and 180mm in height, the Accordion Soap Dish is compact yet spacious enough to accommodate most soap sizes. Its lightweight and flexible nature make it easy to handle and clean, while its supple surface prevents scratches on countertops.

The Accordion Soap Dish is not limited to soap storage alone. Its versatile design allows it to be used for draining small objects such as scouring pads and beauty blenders. Additionally, the grooves can hold washed makeup brushes, preventing them from rolling off and ensuring they dry properly.

The Accordion Soap Dish project was initiated in March 2022 and completed in July 2022 in Shanghai, China. It is now available for purchase online, starting from September 2022. The design team, led by Uri Yang, conducted extensive research to simplify the production and use process while ensuring the soap dish's longevity and multifunctionality.

The Accordion Soap Dish has already garnered recognition for its outstanding design. It was awarded the Bronze A' Design Award in the Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design category in 2023. This prestigious accolade is a testament to the soap dish's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and contribution to improving the quality of life.

With its sleek design, practical features, and affordable price, the Accordion Soap Dish is a must-have bathroom accessory for those seeking a modern and versatile solution for soap storage and more.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: SHIMOYAMA Shanghai DIY Home Co., Ltd.
Image Credits: SHIMOYAMA Shanghai DIY Home Co., Ltd.
Project Team Members: Uri Yang
Project Name: Accordion
Project Client: SHIMOYAMA Shanghai DIY Home Co., Ltd.

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