Articles of daily use - #1 Cast iron kitchenware by Sori Yanagi

Today's post is the first in a new occasional series focusing on beautiful objects of everyday use.

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Elegant design and quality craftsmanship come together in this cast iron kitchenware by Sori Yanagi, who is perhaps best known for his 1956 Butterfly stool.

With their pared down Japanese aesthetic and functional simplicity these beautiful pans exemplify both the designer's love of traditional Japanese crafts and his dedication to modernist principles.

Created in one piece of cast iron they have a slightly curved edge, making it easy to pour liquids. There's also the thoughtful addition of a cast iron fork to enable you to lift off the hot lids and serve food at the table without needing a pot holder.

Far too lovely to hide away in the cupboard.

Available from Margaret Howell