shower shelf

Soap Airline

1st Prize

Young Designer Award´94 . ICEP Prize plastics category | Finnish Market


Soap Airline shower shelf

These wall shelves (flat and corner) were developed to fill a detected gap in the market – with the increase in shower products at that time, the offer in wc accessory lines was scarce – therefore it made sense to create an accessory it was possible to buy separately.


job briefing

Soap Airline shower shelf development and functional prototyping. Proposal for the Young Designer Award´94 | Finnish Market | Head juror Tapio Yli-Viikari

project details

Contest application 


1st Prize [ICEP]



The Young Designer Award is (was) an initiative of the ICEP - Investimentos, Comércio e Turismo de Portugal (Institute of Foreign Trade of Portugal), which aims to promote contact between schools and the companys and encourage design students to develop their careers in the industry, raising their awareness of specific problems companies are struggling with.

Brief summary by the promoter ICEP always in the catalogs, from 1989 until 2002. Currently ICEP is “aicep Portugal Global – Trade & Investment Agency” (government business entity).

After the prizes were awarded, ICEP promoted several exhibitions for national and international promotion. "Soap Airline", in addition to participating in exhibitions under the "Young Designer Award´94", also participated in exhibitions and events promoting globally Portuguese Design, together with projects by renowned Portuguese senior designers.

1994 “Young Designer Award’94″
Jardim do Tabaco, Lisboa, Portugal
ESAD Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal
1995 “Young Designer Award’94″
“Habitare`95”, Messukeskus, Pasila, Finland
1996 “Identidade e Desígnio – Design, Arte e Indústria”
NERLEI, Leiria, Portugal

The ICEP Prize featured a 10-day trip to the the market chosen country - in this case Finland - with visits to places of interest in the design scope, as well as participation in events, highlighting an exhibition at a thematic fair .

In this edition the exhibition was at “Habitare`95” at Messukeskus Helsinki, Pasila, Finland

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