Ladle | Medium
by Sori YanagiRegular price$70.00 Sale price
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Size: 29cm x 8cm
Country of origin: Japan
This smooth and stylish ladle features an ergonomic curved handle and won the Good Design Award in 1998. Just like all Sori Yanagi pieces, this item is dishwasher safe. Also available in small and large styles which accompany this utensil beautifully.
Sori Yanagi was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1915. His father, Soetsu Yanagi started “Mingei (Japanese folk art)” promotion, which valued hand-crafted art of ordinary people and discovered beauty in everyday ordinary objects. Soetsu also helped to establish the Nihon Mingeikan, the Folk Crafts Museum of Japan.
Sori entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He was impressed by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s, and he got more interested in “design and objects” rather than paintings and buildings.
After World War II, Sori designed many kinds of products such as furniture, three-wheeled vehicle, Olympic cauldron, and pedestrian overpass. The water kettle was one of his most well recognised and famous designs.