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Sori Yanagi Stainless Steel Cutlery Set (14 Piece) (Gift-Boxed)

Product Information

  • Brand: Sori Yanagi
  • Material: Body: 18-8 Stainless steel
  • Product type: Cutlery Sets
  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Dimensions (approx): Box: 220 x 190 x 40 mm, Sugar Ladle: 130 mm, Butter Knife: 170 mm, Teaspoon: 140 mm, Cake Fork: 150 mm
  • Item weight (approx): Sugar Ladle: 19 g, Butter Knife: 40 g, Teaspoon: 20 g x 6, Cake Fork: 18 g x 6
  • Shipping weight (approx): 400 g

Key Features

  • Set of Sugar Ladle x 1, Butter Knife x 1, Teaspoon x 6, Cake Fork x 6.
  • Gift boxed (not suitable for storage).
  • Since it is made of stainless, it is tough, not rust easily and easy to care.

Use & Care

  • Keep it in a dry space.
  • Wash and dry every time you use.
  • When polishing, use cleaner for stainless product with soft cloth. Rinse the cleaner completely. Be sure to try a bit before applying whole parts.

Background

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.