Dr. Susanne Lockhart
Chief Scientist, San Diego
A Marine Biologist, she has thirty years’ experience in Antarctic research including collaborations with NOAA, Greenpeace and Pew Charitable Trusts. She has participated in nine international expeditions to Antarctica, many of them leading a team of invertebrate experts, and in 2018 and 2022 as chief scientist for submarine expeditions. Susie is one of The Economist’s “Ocean Protectors”; read about her fight to protect the Antarctic here. The Antarctic sea cucumber, Psolus lockhartae, was named after Susie in recognition of her contributions to Antarctic invertebrate research.
Barbara Jenner, Oba Studios
Barbara of OBA Studio in Berlin designed our beautiful ceramic soap dishes. “We want to sell everyday objects that are simply better in terms of function, aesthetics and sustainability.” They are made by hand in Germany in the Christophorus workshops in Fürstenwalde, a workshop for disabled people, and come in a rainbow of colourful glazes and textures.
Born in Belgrade, today Ana lives and works in Paris. Endlessly curious and creative, she has worked in a huge variety of mediums, including furniture, interiors, illustration, photography and painting. For The Soap and the Sea, she photographed our soaps, and these images reveal, like all of her work, the elegance in the humble and everyday.
Valentin Adam, Playground
Graphic & Motion, Paris
Playground is a graphic design studio working on motion, print, illustrations, design and stuff from Paris, founded by Valentin Adam. Playground created the magical animation introducing The Soap and the Sea to the world.
Mixing up Japanese and Western drawing traditions, painter and illustrator Seiji Matsumoto creates playful cartoons for a hectic world, as soothing and perfectly formed as a childhood memory. For The Soap and the Sea, he chose to bring the Blue Whale, Sea Angels and the Football Fish to life.
Encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture and more, artist Klas Ernflo brings a unique perspective to everyday objects. His mysterious, organic forms are beautiful messages from a world we think we remember. For The Soap and the Sea, he chose to bring the Leopard Seal, Spotted Crab and Moray Eel to life.
Iris de Moüy
Through her drawings and paintings, Iris de Moüy creates a distinctive world of her own, informed by both the mundane and the magic. For The Soap and the Sea, she chose to bring the Icefish, the Zebra Shark, and the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish to life.