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Iittala - Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot by Timo Sarpaneva | Northern Icon


The Sarpaneva cast iron pot, sought after by collectors, is now back in production. This pot is an excellent example of the ability of Finnish design to combine practicality and beauty. It has outstanding characteristics for cooking and will turn heads even as a serving dish.
The detachable wooden handle that allows you to lift and move its lid is a true stroke of genius. An ultimate design classic once celebrated on a Finnish postage stamp.
Inspired by childhood memories of his grandfather's profession as a blacksmith, Timo Sarpaneva designed this modern day cast-iron pot in 1960. Combining an ancient cooking tool with new age design, the Sarpaneva pot is a true design icon.
Combining practicality and beauty this pot is a practical tool in your kitchen. You can use it in the oven, on the stove and as a beautiful presentation pot. Cast iron is one of the best materials for cooking because it stores heat, keeping food warm. The metal also cooks evenly and gently, perfect for stewing. With its clever removable wooden handle, you can easily lift the lid off the pot and carry it from the stove to your table.
Timo Sarpaneva is considered one of the most influential Finnish designers. Born in Helsinki in 1926, this industrial designer and artist is internationally famous. Sarpaneva is renowned for his personal talent with glass. He simply loved to capture the light. He has won numerous awards, prizes and honors throughout his four decade-long career. His passion is to create objects that project joy in the everyday life. Timo Sarpaneva's work can be found throughout the world in art galleries, museums, books, shops and in our homes.
Silver Medal 1960 Milan International Design Triennial
Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York

Works on gas, electric, glass ceramic, and induction stoves.
Material: Enameled Cast Iron, Wooden Handle in Natural Oak
Sarpaneva: 3.0L H 14cm Ø 21.5cm | 3 quarts H 5.5" Ø 8.5"
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