sarpaneva cast iron casserole
What a handsome, sturdy looking casserole with a handy handle! Buy it here
An ultimate design classic once celebrated on a Finnish postage stamp. Combining design usability with a traditional cast iron pot, Timo Sarpaneva’s inspiration came from his blacksmith grandfather. Timeless and ingenious design, as functional in the kitchen as appealing on the dining table.
Sarpaneva was one of the great personalities responsible for the world reputation of Scandinavian 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.