Alessi Edo Grill Pan

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Alessi Edo Grill Pan
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Grill pan in cast-iron. Magnetic steel bottom suitable for induction cooking. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Edo saucepans constitute a blend of...more
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Grill pan in cast-iron. Magnetic steel bottom suitable for induction cooking.

Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Edo saucepans constitute a blend of different cultural references and formal suggestions. A wealth and variety that the designer addresses with a fun and playful approach, a combination of references that brings to mind the very essence of cooking: the mixing of different ingredients to create dishes.

Edo is the former name of Tokyo and the reference to Japan for this project originates from a crockery set that Patricia Urquiola uses in her own kitchen. She purchased these saucepans in Japan, and their simple, graceful design was the source of inspiration for the Edo series. The designer's idea was to soften an industrial production project with certain features which would defuse the strict rules set by mass production: in particular, the slight flaring of the pots and the design of the handles recalling ribbons pinned to the body of the pans.

The shape of the handles does not at all look as though it has been produced industrially, but instead crafted by hand. The name Edo also brings to mind the Latin term "edere", in other words "to eat", and it further expresses that encounter between different cultures that has inspired the entire project. The concave shape of the lids and the knob they are fitted with somewhat reminds the observer of a beret sitting on a work surface: a reminder of Patricia Urquiola's Basque origins. 

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Size Description

40 x  24,5cm
Height 4,5cm

Specifications

Cast-iron. Magnetic steel bottom suitable for induction cooking.

designer

Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Politecnico di Milano. During this time she has also led the product development department at DePadova, where she designed together with Vico Magistretti. In 2001 she opened her studio of product design, display, and architecture. She has worked with leading manufacturers. Urquiola has received prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Design Prize Cologne. Award, and the Design Prize Cologne.
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