GELAPEUTIC BATH, Ana Mir

Project developed for the Compound Future exhibition (Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, 1999), which speculated on the objects we are likely to come across in the 21st century.

The gelapeutic is a gelatinous substance that replaces water. It has the hygienic properties required for washing the body, and for protecting and toning skin. In composition, gelapeutic is a living bacterium with the ability to cleanse and to self-regenerate. The gelapeutic bath is at the centre of the home freed of its traditional context and celebrates collective bathing as a social act and as a shared sensorial experience.

Barcelona City Award to Design Category design for the participartion in Futur Compost, 1999.

1999 / Design by Ana Mir / Collaborate Antonio Puig Perfumes

“Futur Compost” curated by Quim Larrea, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona 1999
“Now, Design Avivre” M&O, París 2000
“Diseño de choque” Sala H2O Gallery, Barcelona 2001
“Past Future: Design Between Utopia and Science” curated by Uli Marchsteiner + Kunst Halle Krems, Austria 2001
Photography by Pepe Herrero
Model Anna Ycobalzeta