La Cintura di Orione Frying Pan
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Design by Richard Sapper and Gualtiero Archesi, 2006.
The flambè pan is a metal utensil which is usually round and shallow, with sloping sides and a long wooden handle. The lamp is a tall, cylindrically-shaped utensil, composed of an alcohol reservoir, a wick burner and a grid on which to place the pan (or another vessel) for side-table cooking. The most noteworthy feature of this lamp (a spirit or alcohol burner, as in the traditional model) is its having been designed as a highly professional tool. In the first place, as flambèing is a very fast way of cooking, it is possible to obtain a wide, easily controlled range of flame, from very high to very low, depending on requirements. The reservoir's capacity ensures a lasting supply of fuel. The upper grid of heavy concentric discs can be used for other vessels besides the traditional pan. It is made entirely of stainless steel, giving it optimal resistance - a very important consideration given its use. The flambè pan, on the other hand, is made of heavy gauge copper with a thin layer of stainless steel inside. The handle is wooden, joined by a stainless steel investment casting. Special attention has been given to the design of the cross-section of the wooden part, so that it has a comfortable grip, and is safe and easy to handle.
Lids sold separately.
Material(s): Aluminum with non-stick coating and handles in 18/10 stainless steel
Dimensions: Small 9.4"Dia X 1.7"H
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.
"A true work of design must be able to move people, to convey feelings, to trigger memories, to surprise, to go against the grain. From this point of view, design intended to conjure up images in people's minds, which makes them a bit happier, still has tremendous potential." — Alberto AlessiView other products from Alessi