The Soap Museum
Celebrating local craftsmanship – Saida, Lebanon
2001 – 2011
  • Identity And Publication Design

The Soap Museum is one of only three traditional soap factories in Saida historically. The 150 years old treasure was bought by the Audi family around 1880, and was abandoned in 1980 during the Lebanese civil war. In 1998, under the management of Raymond Audi, the family converted the soap factory into an ethnographic museum, exhibiting the production process of traditional olive-oil based soap. Shortly after the establishment of Audi Foundation – built on top of the soap factory itself – a Soap Museum identity was articulated and a book about traditional soap-making was designed in three versions: Arabic, English, and French, focusing on the history of the craft as well as methods and tools of production.

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