If you buy this saucepan for its looks and for the thrill of it simultaneously looking like the past and future, who could blame you? You’ll soon find it a tool of indispensable size and purpose, with a solid wood handle that feels like it already knows your hand. Even counter-platers will find themselves bringing it and its lovely trivet to rest on the table. Serve yourself tonight!
Designed in 1956 by Danish industrial designer Jen Quistgaard, who in his decades as Dansk’s principal creative force brought well-made and visually appealing Danish Modern cookware and tableware to homes everywhere. Quistgaard’s work is part of the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and in Paris, at The Louvre, and there are many collectors of his classic pieces.