Eating sushi is already a highly sensory experience, but Tokyo–based product designer Duncan Shotton has added another layer to the visual aesthetic of dining on Japanese food with these amazing soy sauce dishes.
Playing on the natural colour gradation in soy sauce at shallow depths, these soy sauce dishes, which have uneven surfaces, create a 3D optical illusion when filled, meaning you’ll make a double take when you reach over to dip your nigiri.
A video posted by Duncan Shotton Design Studio (@_dshott) on Aug 1, 2016 at 6:43am PDT
The soy sauce dishes dishes, produced by famed ceramicists in Gifu, Japan, come in two designs currently: cube and triangle. Shotton funded the project through Kickstarter, successfully reaching his goal last month. At the moment He's fulfilling Kickstarter backers, but once that's done, they'll be available via his online shop for £25 ($33) for a set of two matching dishes – "End of October latest, but maybe before," he tells us.
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