Soap as a synaesthetic experiment in perception.

Collection Box Arnulf Rainer
Soap Bar 3 x 70 gr.
€ 14.05 / 50 gr.

Unique soap collection - inspired by the work of the artist Arnulf Rainer. Arnulf Rainer painted over the soap box exclusively for LEDERHAAS.

Similar to painting over a canvas, perfume covers human skin. Similar to an etching, a wash removes layers of what already exists. How do colors smell? Do color proportions correspond to the chords of a perfume? Does the visible reveal itself purely through the eye? The work of the artist Arnulf Rainer inspired us to create a unique soap collection.


The handmade collections of our ART EDITION are created in the interplay of natural fragrances with the rich and evocative world of culture: plant-based soaps like a poem, fragrances like a painting.

Lather up the bar of soap with a little water and spread evenly over the skin; avoid the eyes on the face. Rinse thoroughly.

After use place the bar of soap on a dish with draining function or on a loofah soap cushion. This way the bar of soap stays dry, retains its consistency and fragrance and stays productive for weeks.

R(a)a proportion

The bar of soap is based on a work by Arnulf Rainer from 1953/54. The non-colors black and white appear inverted, the proportions of the colored areas have changed compared to the original image: it is not a copy but an interpretation of the work of art that appears. The monochromaticity of a color surface corresponds to a fragrant plant, whose essential oil gives the soap layer its fragrance. Monochrome does not associate a scent composition from several plants, but the following applies: one color corresponds to a plant scent. The following plants were assigned to the "colors": Black: Liquidambar orientalis (Styrax), Beige: Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver), White: Melaleuka viridiflora (Niaouli). The fragrances are reminiscent of the smell of linen and studio in the harmony of the scented layers.

R(a)einer Baden

This bar of soap is a reference to the place where Arnulf Rainer was born - the city of Baden near Vienna. It is also a reference to the Arnulf Rainer Museum building in the city's former women's baths. The soap consists largely of salt: in the tradition of the bathing establishments, brine baths are considered to be particularly health-promoting. Its scent conveys freshness, purity and brightness: peppermint, orange, rosemary and lemongrass are part of the composition.

R(a)one thinking

Arnulf Rainer is both an artist and a thinker. His work is accompanied by numerous essays and interviews in which he frames his work parergonally with great precision, wit and intellect. Inspired by a portrait photo by Enrique Fuentes, the artist's forehead can be found as a relief in the soap bar of the same name. embossing of an expression. Sign of a license plate. Olfactory defining: A highly complex composition of numerous natural resins, fruit peels, woods and flowers with which the soap was scented conveys a suggestive and unforgettable sensual fragrance experience.

R(a)a proportion

Sodium Olivate**, Aqua, Sodium Cocoate**, Sodium Shea-Butterate**, Sodium Olivate**, Sodium Cocoate**, Aqua, Sodium Shea-Butterate**, Sodium Sunflowerate**, Sodium Rapeseedate**, Glycerin* *, Olea Europea Fruit Oil*, Cocos Nucifera Oil*+, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil*, Parfum, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Charcoal Powder, Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Illite

R(a)einer Baden

Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoate**, Aqua, Sodium Olivate**, Sodium Shea-Butterate**, Sodium Castorate**, Parfum (essential oils incl. Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool), Glycerin**, Cocos Nucifera Oil*+, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil*, Kaolin, Saccharum Officinarum Extract*, Ascorbyl Palmitate , Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate

R(a)one thinking

Sodium Cocoate**, Sodium Olivate**, Sodium Rapeseedate**, Aqua, Parfum, Sodium Pumpkin Seedate**, Glycerin**, Cocos Nucifera Oil*+, Olea Europea Fruit Oil*, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil*, Sucrose*, Curcubita Pepo Seed Oil*, Sodium Phytate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

* from controlled organic cultivation

** based on certified organic raw materials

Vegan. With ingredients from controlled organic cultivation.

LEDERHAAS vegetable soaps are handmade and manufactured using the traditional cold-boiling process.