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Alessi Launches Japanese-Inspired Cookware

Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Alessi had launched a new range of Japanese-inspired cookware.

The Edo collection blends different cultural references for a design-forward and functional new cookware set inspired by Japanese aesthetics. The designer’s idea was to soften the industrial look with gentle features that recall handcrafted design, including the slight flaring of the pots and ribbon-like handles pinned to the body of the pans, the company said.

“This project is my response to the changes I observe in society, to the multiplication of fantastic exchanges between different cultures. 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,” Urquiola said.

With high-end thermal performance, the collection is available in 16 different styles, including stockpots, casseroles, sauté pans, grill and wok. The full range is dishwasher-safe with lids made of steel and stainless steel with bronze PVD finished detailing, and carry price points ranging from $88 to $175.

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