Saturna is a one-of-a-kind decorative tableware inspired by the shape of the sixth planet, bringing a sense of balance, beauty, mindfulness to your dining table.
Combining old and new manufacturing processes, each piece is bestowed with naturally occurring uniqueness in its color, sound, and pattern. Designed and crafted at MIT.
We Have a Mission
We minimize waste, source responsibly, and support science education.
The sand casting process produces almost no waste. The sand for molding and metal scraps are readily reusable.
Wood for Saturna is responsibly sourced from F.D. Sterritt Lumber Co., the Largest Distributor of FSC® Certified Wood Products on the East Coast of the USA.
Support Science Education
We pledge to donate 5 percent of the profit to the Boston Museum of Science, supporting their science education program.
Find Your Saturna
Discover the unique color, sound, and pattern of Saturna.
small bronze + popler
medium bronze + red oak
bronze dual set
“Makers gonna make”
is an environmental professional by training and works to connect and celebrate our unbreakable bonds with art, nature, and space through design, engineering, and business.
is a product designer who formerly worked in tech. You can now find him making bronze sand casts in the basement of MIT.
is a business design professional from Lima, Peru. She has worked as a product manager for the past 3 years, and is currently a student at MIT IDM program.
is a chemist, metal specialist and artist at the MIT Materials Processing Lab. He earned his PhD in Environmental Chemistry from MIT in 2015.
To the Moon and Back
The Saturna Team thanks the following groups for their support.
MIT Integrated Design & Management (IDM) is dedicated to enabling the learning and development of extraordinary, innovative leaders who will bring new levels of creativity, vision, and integrity to business and society.
The Merton C. Flemings Materials Processing Laboratory at MIT is a dynamic environment where students expand their applied material knowledge through hands-on coursework.
The MIT Hobby Shop is a fully-equipped wood and metal shop that teaches students the art of thoughtful design.
The N51-160 Woodshop at MIT is host to a full complement of woodworking tools, geared primarily towards traditional furniture making techniques.