Crowdfunding Statistics: £18,898 / 445 backers
Crowdfunding origin: Tokyo, Japan
Introduction of Project
Soy Shape’s are soy sauce dipping dishes that take your sushi eating experience and food presentation to the next level. Their irregular inner surface takes advantage of the natural colour gradation that occurs in soy sauce at shallow depths, to give the illusion of three-dimensional shapes once filled. There are two types, impossible ‘Triangle' & ‘Cubes' :
Introduction of Creator
His name's Duncan Shotton, He's a British designer running a small design studio in Tokyo.
All his work aims to bring happiness to people in their everyday lives.
Following the success of Rainbow Pencils in 2013, and Sticky Page Markers in 2014, He is back on kickstarter with a new project for 2016.
Made in Japan
Soy Shape’s will be Made in Japan, by craftsmen and craftswomen of Gifu prefecture, which has a long history in the ceramics industry. (It’s also where our plate-plate designs are made, check the short film we produced here to see the process).
- Size (Triangle) : 88mm x 77mm x 11mm
- Size (Cubes) : 88.5mm x 78mm x 11mm
- Material : Japan-grade ceramic (Hakuji 白磁)
- Made in : Gifu, Japan
The Packaging : Standard Box (127mm x 120mm x 39mm)
Each holds two matching dishes, packed in bubble wrap within a simple cardboard box with printed white label.
Hard Work Behind
Initial prototyping involved hand-cutting and stacking various layers of plastic sheet. During refinement the hand-cutting process was replaced by laser-cutting, then once the shapes were developed in 3D software, they began a number of iterations using 3D-printing, vacuum-casting, and good old fashion hand model-making.