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Sand Casting

This decorative tableware is made from metal sand casting, a process that has been practiced for over 3000 years.


We Have a Mission

We minimize waste, source responsibly, and support science education.


Minimize Waste

The sand casting process produces almost no waste. The sand for molding and metal scraps are readily reusable.


Responsible Sourcing

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.

Photo Credit: <a href="">Kevin M. Gill</a> Flickr via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a>

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.

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small bronze + popler


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medium bronze + red oak


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bronze dual set



“Makers gonna make”


Jasmine Qin

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.


Chris Lloyd

is a product designer who formerly worked in tech. You can now find him making bronze sand casts in the basement of MIT.


Luciana Bueno

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.

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James Hunter

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.

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The Merton C. Flemings Materials Processing Laboratory at MIT is a dynamic environment where students expand their applied material knowledge through hands-on coursework. 

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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.