Dimensions: diameter 22.5 x 18.6cm high | 5.5kg
Material: cast iron | wood
Legendary designer Timo Sarpaneva’s clean, functional Sarpaneva casserole represents the ultimate in modern Scandinavian design.
While the cast iron material and detachable wooden handle draw their inspiration from ancient Finnish folklore, recalling shelter from the forest and cooking over a fire.
The heavy iron ensures slow, even cooking both on the stove and in the oven. Enamel surface guarantees easy cleaning and that no flavours stick to the pot. The ingenious curved wooden handle lets one lift the entire pot to the table or only the lid without burning one’s fingers. Makes a truly thoughtful gift.
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Please note: The Sarpaneva pot cannot be put in the dishwasher, scoured inside or experience sudden temperature changes (don't run cold water over the hot pot!) The base is iron, and will rust if left damp. You can clean off the rust with steel wool. Do not use steel wool on the enamel on the inside of your Sarpaneva Pot. They need TLC :)
The heart of Iittala's design philosophy is formulated along Kaj Franck's early thinking. According to Franck, "objects should always be appropriate, durable and functional." This is why one of the most important functions of design is to make sure that objects designed for everyday use should be universally usable. Even earlier than Franck, Alvar Aalto made waves in the 1930s when the now iconic Aalto vase was first presented at the Paris World Exhibition.
With this mysterious form he made a revolutionary statement against industrial production that failed to meet human needs. The Iittala design philosophy defines the principles behind the product development. These principles include, in addition to pure functionalism, the qualities of essentialism and emotionalism, which ensures that all objects are both highly usable and that their design will remain relevant in the long-term.
For 'lasting everyday design against throwawayism', we create eternally relevant and contemporary design that responds to universal human needs. It is in the natural flow of things, however, that all objects will not last forever; they might break or colours and sizes in the assortment might change. But as all Iittala objects are designed to be combinable, even though all variations might not be offered all the time, any new purchases will still fit with existing and future Iittala objects. This allows you to build and refresh your own personal Iittala collection endlessly over time. Less is more. Mies van der Rohe's legendary statement has become even more relevant to our planet today. Is it relevant to you? In that case, you might want to follow us and refuse throwawayism.
Sarpaneva was one of the great personalities responsible for the world reputation of Finnish design since the 1950s. He was a master of materials as glass, porcelain, cast iron and textile as well as graphic art.
Timo Sarpaneva designed the current Iittala trademark for his glass collection called I-line (I-linja) in 1956, for which he received one of his Grand Prix in Milan the following year. He has been honoured with innumerable awards and acknowledgements.Sarpaneva was Doctor HC of the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and Academician HC of the University of Mexico. His work can be seen in art and design museums throughout the world.
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