La Cintura di Orione Casserole with Handles
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Design by Richard Sapper and Gualtiero Archesi, 2006.
The round casserole with two handles is a perfectly cylindrical utensil, with a connecting radius at the base, two handles and a lid, characterized by a height approximately half its diameter and used for braising, stewing, closed casserole and for making risotto. Owing to the specific cooking processes this utensil is intended for, in which heat is distributed directly to the food by the whole surface of the pan, it is essential that it is made of a metal with excellent heat conduction, so that the heat is distributed from the bottom of the casserole to the sides, right up to the neck in the shortest possible time.
Lids sold separately.
Material(s): Aluminum with non-stick coating and handles in 18/10 stainless steel
- Small 6.3"Dia X 3.1"H Capacity 1.7 qt.
- Medium 7.9"Dia X 3.9"H Capacity 3.3 qt.
- Large 9.4"Dia X 4.7"H Capacity 5.7 qt.
Designer: Richard Sapper
Richard Sapper, born 1932 in Munich, is a German industrial designer who lives in Milan, Italy. He is considered one of the most iconic designers of his generation and his products typically feature a combination of technical innovation, simplicity of form and an element of wit and surprise. After beginning as a designer in the styling department at Mercedez-Benz, Sapper eventually opened his own studio in 1959 where many of his most prolific designs were created. Sapper has received numerous international design awards, including 10 prestigious Compasso d'Oro awards and the Raymond Loewy Foundation's Lucky Strike award. His products are part of the permanent collections of many museums around the world, with over 15 represented at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), as well as London's Victoria and Albert and Design Museums.View other products by Richard Sapper
Designer: Gualtiero ArchesiView other products by Gualtiero Archesi
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
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