Over 12 years ago, my now wife and I walked into a shop on a sunny fall day off. We looked at all of the gorgeous wares and stumbled upon a kettle, not any kettle, this kettle. It was stunning, functional, stylish and exactly what we wanted, it was perfect. It was $200. It wasn't going to happen.
Here we are, years later - we were lucky enough to be introduced to the distributor and couldn't say no. We love this kettle.
This kettle is designed and made by Sori Yanagi, a world renowned Japanese artist and designer from Tokyo, Japan. Born in 1915, Yanagi-san is the son of Soetsu Yanagi who was the founder of a Japanese Folk Crafts Museum. Yanagi-san attended the Toyko Arts School in 1934, where his interest in design and objects grew. After the second World War, Yanagi-san began his career in the design of furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, and of course this timeless kettle.
This reminds me of my grandmother's old kettle in Singapore, always sitting out on the stove, always warm. That's a good thing.
|24.4cm X 19cm X 20.5cm
|Stainless Steel / Matte Finish
|Boiling water only