Sori Yanagi Stainless Kettle
18-8 stainless steel / bakelite handle
Made in Japan
W24.4 x D19 x H20.5 cm (incl. handle)
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Made with durable & dependable 18-8 stainless steel, and offering a beautifully ergonomic black bakelite handle, the incredibly lightweight (815g / 2.5ℓ) Sori Yanagi Stainless Kettle exemplifies the brand’s meticulous approach to manufacturing by embodying the Japanese tradition of superb craftsmanship and simplicity of design. The Stainless Steel Kettle is the signature product designed by Sori Yanagi.
This kettle has a wide base which helps to improve heat conduction, resulting in a consistently rapid boil. The bakelite handle is formed into an ergonomic shape which feels comfortable in your hand allowing for one finger tilt control and easy pouring without requiring pressure on your fingers or wrist.
The Sori Yanagi sense of style and design has become one of the most highly recognized and timeless fixtures of modern Japanese craft. Every Sori Yanagi creation aims to deliver a pure manifestation of design nirvana: simplicity of form, beauty of materials, and unobtrusive function.
Please hand wash this bakelite handle Sori Yanagi cookware product using soap and hot water.
Designed for use with gas, electric cooktop, or IH induction elements.
Winner of Good Design Award
For left or right-handed use.
Designed for use on gas, electric cooktop or IH induction elements.
Please hand wash all bakelite handle Sori Yanagi cookware products using soap and hot water.
Since 1950, Japan
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Sōri Yanagi (柳 宗理, 1915–2011) was a Japanese industrial designer renowned for his beautifully simple homewares and furniture. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine simplicity and practicality with elements of Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era.
Born in 1915 as a 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. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Japan (currently Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), he studied at Junzo Sakakura’s Architectural office. Having the background of both art and architecture in school, he pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. In 1950, he founded Yanagi Design Institute,which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings.
Having the background of studying both art and architecture in school, he pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. In 1950, he founded Yanagi Design Institute. He designed many products: furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, etc. In 1951, his cabinet for home appliances won First Prize at the first Japan Industrial Design Contest. In 1957, Butterfly Stool won the Gold Medal at Triennale in Milan, Italy. From 1977 he served as president of the Japan Folk Craft Museum. He also designed the torch holder and the seats in the stadium for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. The water kettle was just one of Sori Yanagi’s most famous designs as well as his porcelain and silverware series.
He was consistent with customer’s point of view, and considered design with making model by himself. He designed many works which enriched daily life and could be used long term. The designer’s focus was always the unconscious beauty of everyday objects. His philosophy and passion towards design in his work have been appreciated around the world.
“Whether handcrafted or manufactured, a design is born from its connection to everyday life. And this is also the source of true beauty.”
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