The Sarpaneva pot is often seen as the perfect example of the Finns’ ability to combine beauty with function. Its unadorned cast iron form is lovely in its simplicity. Its wooden handle, which is both attractive and cleverly designed, can be used to lift the lid or pick up the pot. The original piece was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1960, who was inspired by his blacksmith grandfather to create a modern rendition of the ancient cast iron pot. Sarpeneva’s rendition has become a modern classic.
Indeed, the Sarpaneva pot has achieved a revered status in the world of modern Finnish design. Due to popular demand, iittala has put the Sarpaneva pot back into production, proving that good design is truly timeless.
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