Alessi has expanded its cookware lineup with a new collection of Japanese-inspired pots and pans designed by Patricia Urquiola.
The Edo collection blends different cultural references for a design-forward and functional new cookware set inspired by Japanese aesthetics, the company said. 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 thermal performance, the collection is available in 16 different styles, including stockpots, casseroles, sautee pans, grill, and wok. The full range is dishwasher-safe with lids made of steel and stainless steel with bronze PVD finished detailing. Prices in the line range from $88 to $175.