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Who designed the Kikkoman soy sauce bottle?Jun 15 2012

Soy Sauce Bottle

The iconic bottle was designed by Kenji Ekuan and his team at GK Design.

It took three years for Ekuan and his team to arrive at the dispenser's transparent teardrop shape. More than 100 prototypes were tested in the making of its innovative, dripless spout (based on a teapot's, but inverted). The design proved to be an ideal ambassador. With its imperial red cap and industrial materials (glass and plastic), it helped timeless Japanese design values -- elegance, simplicity and supreme functionality -- infiltrate kitchens around the world.

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