Edo Casserole By Patricia Urquiola for Alessi

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Edo Casserole By Patricia Urquiola for Alessi

The name of the Edo Collection derives from the Latin edere, ‘I eat’, but it is also the ancient name of Tokyo, city of reference for me”. Japan is the origin of many of the pots that the designer uses in her kitchen, where uses a variety of utensils and ingredients from different origins. “This project”, according to Urquiola, “is my response to the changes I observe in society, to the multiplication of fantastic exchanges between different cultures”.

The designer also had the desire to create an object that does not seem mass-produced: the cylindrical shape of the containers is softened by a flaring, an invitation to the gesture of pouring; the burnished handles, which look like ribbons pinned to the body of the pots, add a sense of lightness to the overall design. The designer’s Spanish roots lie in the shape of the lids: “I wanted it to be different from the others, concave rather than convex: a sort of Basque chapela. Once the Basque theme entered my head, I couldn’t get it it out anymore”.

Small: 1 qt 12.5 oz., 9.75" x 6.25" x 4" h
Medium: 2 qt. 32 oz.,11.25" x 8" x 4.75"
Large:  5 qt. 9.5 oz., 13" x 9.5" x 5.75" h

17/10 stainless steel; handles with brown PVD coating.

Additional pieces in the Collection are available here.

Urquiola is one of the most notable industrial designers today, having worked with three maestros of design from the last 60 years. Born in Oviedo in 1961, She attended the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic and at the Milan Polytechnic University where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni as her mentor. From 1990 to 1996 she was at the Product Development Office for De Padova where she co-operated with maestro Vico Magistretti. In 1996 she became design responsible at Studio Lissoni and Associates. In 2001 she opened a studio of planning where she looks after design, installations and architecture.

$ 117.00 $ 130.00
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