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The unique, patent-protected process of Saltware brings to life industrial residue from the Dead Sea, turning it into a soulful and meaningful design. Saltware can make your space one of a kind with a look and an atmosphere like no other.

ABOUT

SaltwareDesign was born from a passion for one of our planet’s more remarkable, spiritual, and yet common raw materials – salt. To make a dream come true, the designer, artist, and founder Lia Bruce collaborated with Professor Daniel Mandler, an established scientist from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, forming a revolutionary clean, green process with negligible energy consumption. Taking salt from Dead Sea industry residues and turning it into a beautiful creation of useful art. This is a meaningful design.

BENEFITS
EXCLUSIVE

Exclusive

Innovative

Innovative

100% Natural

100% Natural

Sustainable

Handcrafted

Handcrafted

Meaningful

Meaningful

Exclusive

A one and only unique design exclusively made of pure salt

Innovative

The process is based on a patent developed by Hebrew University of manufacturing 3D objects from 100% salt grains

Sustainable

Fully sustainable - Using a low energy process (5% compared to ceramics a significant emission saving) Using leftovers from industry Recyclable

Handcrafted

The products are individually handcrafted making each
one-of-a-kind

100% Natural

Using 100% pure salt and natural earth pigments - the products are
vegan friendly

Meaningful

World wide culture and history embodied in contemporary design
Our Collections

Making Simple Things Unique

Tableware

Salt is a substance that was valuable in ancient times. The word salary is derived from the Latin word salarium, the sack of salt that was paid by the Romans to their soldiers. In fact, salt was so dear that saltshakers were designed for, and served only to monarchs.

Judaica

Salt has a role in many cultural and religious rituals. In Judaism, it is a symbol of the covenant between God and the people of Israel: ”It is an everlasting covenant of salt before the Lord for both you and your offspring” (Numbers, 18:19).

Blessed

Due to its purifying and preservative qualities, salt was crucial in ancient ceremonies. These qualities made it a protective spiritual and good luck substance across the world.
Blessed
About Me

My
Story.

Hi, I’m Lia Bruce, the body and salt behind SaltwareDesign. My professional path leads me through architecture studies at the Technion in Haifa, a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, and a master’s degree in Industrial Design at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. The combination of art, design, and eco living is expressed in my SaltwareDesign. My love affair with salt began as a child, inspired by my grandmother, who sewed salt into little cotton bags to be worn as protective amulets. As an artist I created installations with the raw material with a constant aspiration to give it a solid manifestation.

The groundbreaking technology that allowed her work to form the residual salt into such forms, textures, colors, and shapes is an integral part of her initiative of SaltwareDesign.
In 2015 Professor Daniel Mendler from the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University answered a public call by the Israeli government for a practical solution to handle a vast amount of cooking salt that accumulates as a residue of the Dead Sea mining.
Professor Mendler and his team developed a sustainable technology that turns the salt into a robust, 100% green three dimensional object with no synthetic additives, durable to pressure and humidity, and manufactured in a very low energy consumption process.
As a designer,Bruce sought to merge salt’s scientific and technological challenges with its crucial significance in culture and found this life mission in the unique dead sea salts.

My interest in the mystical nature of salt grew as I collaborated with the Chemistry Institue at Hebrew university, which was looking for a way to reduce the environmental impact of salt mining in the Dead Sea. Combining creative impulse, engineering challenge, and my desire to heal our environment, I sought practical, innovative, and inspiring solutions. SaltwareDesign was born from this quest.

My Story.

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Salt Stories

Salt -The Culture Story

Salt is well known for its properties that are crucial for surviving. These properties made it a valuable substance which plays a major role in cultures, customs and traditions.

The Dead Sea – The Eco Story

Is the Dead Sea doom to disappear ? A short essay on the Dead Sea threat of disappearance
Hanukkah Menorah

Unique Menorah: A meaningful Hanukkah Gift

Our Unique Menorah named MEORROT is Judaica which symbolizes the Jewish tradition of bringing light into darkness. Since antiquity, in the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem, menorahs have been emblematic of Judaism.
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