Timo Sarpaneva (Finland)
Iittala Sarpaneva pot (1960)
cast iron and wood
cast iron, enamelled inside, wooden handle
Combining the practicality of a traditional cast iron pot with a timeless form, the pot designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1960 is a popular evergreen. The pot is as practical in the kitchen as it is beautiful on the table. This enamelled, cast iron ware is ideal for various casseroles and slowly simmering oven dishes.
Designer and sculptor Timo Sarpeneva’s name is associated with many materials, most often glass. However, at an early stage he also began to explore metal. He cherished fond memories and drew upon the skills of his maternal grandfather, an accomplished smith. The Sarpaneva pot remains a classic that demonstrates the ability of thoughtfully designed objects to withstand both use and time.