Brand: Sori Yanagi
Material: Body: Cast iron (Nambu Tekki), Lid: Stainless steel, Lid knob: Bakelite
Product type: Casserole
Country of origin: Japan
Dimensions LxWxH (approx): 330×250×100 mm, Pan height: 48 mm, Bottom diameter: 210 mm
Capacity (approx): 2.0 L
Item weight (approx): 2940 g
Shipping weight (approx): 3600 g
- The extra thick cast iron distributes the heat evenly and efficiently down to the last millimeter.
- Good design award in 2002.
Use & Care
- Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
- Each time you use this pan, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil to the cooking surface and pre-heat the pan slowly before adding food.
- Hand wash with a soft sponge and dry thoroughly.
- Do not use soap or harsh detergents.
- In order to avoid the formation of rust, food should not be left in a pan after cooking.
- Apply a small amount of vegetable oil over the interior surface while pan is still warm.
- Store in a dry location.
Sori Yanagi was born in 1915 in Tokyo, Japan, as the son of Soetsu Yanagi, who founded the "mingei" movement which celebrated Japanese folk crafts and the beauty of everyday objects. Soetsu helped establish the Nihon Mingeikan, the Folk Crafts Museum of Japan. Sori entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He was influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s. So, his interests moved from painting to buildings to design and objects.
After World War II, he designed many products: furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, etc. The water kettle was just one of Sori Yanagi’s most famous designs, which included the Butterfly chair from 1954, as well as his porcelain and silverware series. His designs can be found today in permanent exhibitions around the world- from MoMA in New York to the Louvre in Paris.