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    SOYTUN is a ceramic piece designed for the increasingly common tasting of the various forms of presentation of raw fish such as sashimi, sushi, t… Read More
    SOYTUN is a ceramic piece designed for the increasingly common tasting of the various forms of presentation of raw fish such as sashimi, sushi, tartar... etc. This design serves to contain soy sauce, also has a place for spicy mustard (wasabi) and finally has a part to let chopsticks when they are not used. For its manufacture, we use enamelled stoneware, attached to a painstaking craft production. In the area of the base, each SOYTUN is signed and numbered by hand. The packaging design is inspired by the ancient cardboard boxes of natural history museums, which in Victorian times were used to contain the zoological and botanical specimens collected in the various scientific expeditions. The gift box is made entirely of recycled cardboard, making it a singular example of eco-packaging, fully respectful with the environment. SOYTUN is the third project for a line of eco-design functional, called "NATURA IMITATIS", from the Latin, imitating nature. For its particular design is an elegant sculptural piece when is not used, or an element that generates at the table a reflection on the logic of its form and function. Read Less
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SOYTUN
Inspiration
"An unexpected finding, or rather a present that the sea brought us. A vertebra of a tuna found in a walk along the shore of a beach in Cadiz. The shape of this fishbone fascinated us, a whole design of natural engineering. We patiently studied the architecture of the buttresses of the vertebra as well as the cones where are joined together the different parts of the fishbone. Through a complex interpretation, we arrived at the final shape of the design."

In the Strait of Gibraltar and for a few months a year, is caught in the almadrabas one of the largest and most coveted worldwide tuna, bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Most of these tunas are exported from Cadiz to Japan for tasting uncooked at the best restaurants.
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SOYTUN is a ceramic piece designed for the increasingly common tasting of the various forms of presentation of raw fish such as sashimi, sushi, tartar... etc. This design serves to contain soy sauce, also has a place for spicy mustard (wasabi) and finally has a part to let chopsticks when they are not used.
For its manufacture, we use enamelled stoneware, attached to a painstaking craft production. In the area of the base, each SOYTUN is signed and numbered by hand.
The packaging design is inspired by the ancient cardboard boxes of natural history museums, which in Victorian times were used to contain the zoological and botanical specimens collected in the various scientific expeditions. The gift box is made entirely of recycled cardboard, making it a singular example of eco-packaging, fully respectful with the environment.
SOYTUN is the third project for a line of eco-design functional, called "NATURA IMITATIS", from the Latin, imitating nature. For its particular design is an elegant sculptural piece when is not used, or an element that generates at the table a reflection on the logic of its form and function.
Design and modelling:
CARLOS JIMÉNEZ, PILAR BALSALOBRE/ photoAlquimia
 
Work team:
JUAN CARLOS ALBARRÁN (CENTRO CERÁMICO TALAVERANO) Ceramic craftsman
Design Collection
Throughout millions of years, nature has perfected its best designs to perpetuate a balanced life, by maintaining its rich diversity and expressing its beauty in all its creatures.

Man had not yet been born...

NATURA IMITATIS is a collection of designs inspired by nature and are charged with a special kind of energy that transforms them into live objects with an enchanting story to tell. A story that says something more than meets the eye. These soulful objects are made for those who feel the need to reconnect with nature, beauty and restore humane values.
Soytun is part of this collection and has been created by skilled craftsmen who use natural materials. All pieces are recyclable and respectful with our environment.
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