Dimensions: 3qt/8.5x7" (2.75L/215 mm x 177 mm)
Material: Cast Iron Exterior, Enamelled Interior, Oak Handle
The Sarpaneva pot is a classic piece of Finnish cookware design, so famous that it once graced one of Finlandís postage stamps. Inspired by his blacksmith grandfather, Timo Sarpaneva designed the cast-iron Sarpaneva pot in 1960. Functional and beautiful, the Sarpaneva pot goes seamlessly from oven to table.
The 3 quart Sarpaneva cast-iron casserole with wooden handle is a timeless design masterpiece and perfect in the kitchen where the wooden handle detaches to be used to lift the lid and the pot. The Sarpaneva pot was awarded the silver medal at the 1960 Milan Triennial and is manufactured by Iittala in Asia.
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a highly influential Finnish designer whose work helped solidify Finlandís design reputation. Sarpaneva was a sculptor and designer who worked in various mediums, including glass. Timo Sarpaneva won the Iittala engraved glass competition in 1951 and began working for Iittala soon after. His name is synonymous with Finnish and Nordic design. He is perhaps most widely recognized for his industrial design works, particularly the cast-iron cookware pieces for Iittala, as well as the Iittala Festivo candlesticks.
Iittala is a major driving force of Scandinavian art and design with legendary designers Kaj Franck (1911-1989) and Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) as the cornerstones for the brand. Iittala objects are design essentials stripped to their core; the pure union of function, form and quality that demonstrates our core philosophy of lasting everyday design against throwawayism.