Iwatemo Cast Iron Kettle - VK
Finnish Design Meets Japanese Craftsmanship
Designed by Finnish designer Ville Kokkonen (VK), this cast iron kettle blends scandinavian style with Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Its form is imbued with the beauty of Japanese tradition, while also being distinctly modern. The exterior yuzu finish is tactile and slightly irregular, just like the fruit it's named after, and will develop a wonderful luster as it ages.
The kettle is made from nanbu-tekki, a tradition that originated in Iwate prefecture and passed down for hundreds of years. Highly skilled artisans steeped in the tradition handcraft each kettle.
Water boiled in a nanbu-tekki kettle is smoother than ordinary boiled water, making it perfect not only tea or coffee but even sipping warm water.
- Designer: Ville Kokkonen
- Size: W21.5 x D18 x H24.5cm
- Volume: 650 ml
- Material: Iron
- Made in Japan
Iwatemo is a brand founded and inspired by the distinct craftsmanship of Iwate prefecture. The brand is the result of close collaboration between Finnish designers Ville Kokkonen and Harri Koskinen, and local artisans who worked together on a line-up of products that artfully blend Finnish and Japanese sensibilities.