Kikkoman Designer Bottle

The Kikkoman designer bottle: a real design classic

Elegant and practical – an eye-catcher for every table

"Design is a source of life enhancement". That is the motto of the Japanese industrial designer, Kenji Ekuan, who has played an important part in shaping Japanese packaging and logo design over the years. 

One of his most famous designs is the aesthetically pleasing dispenser for Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce dating back to 1961. Today, the designer bottle is a genuine hallmark of Kikkoman Soy Sauce. It won the Lucky Strike Designer Award in 2003 and, for many years, it has been on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. The cult dispenser isn’t just legendary, it’s also practical!

Mouth-watering and eye-catching

Featuring a curved silhouette and unobtrusive lettering, the bottle’s simplicity, elegance and modernity make it a genuinely attractive object. The trendy designer bottle beautifies tables in homes and restaurants the whole world over. It has a perfectly shaped pourer for the precise and clean dispensing of small quantities or even single drops of soy sauce without drips. As a result, the aesthetically pleasing bottle is both a practical cooking aid and a decorative table-top condiment. Thanks to its screw-off cap and dishwasher-safe material, the designer bottle can be re-used over and over again! Simply pour Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce out of the standard bottle’s wide opening into the dispenser, ready!

Did you know?

In 2003, Kenji Ekuan received the Lucky Strike Designer Award for his Kikkoman bottle design. Anyone who wants to see this design classic in a different setting can visit the Design Center in Germany or the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where it is among the exhibits.