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PAN 999 Pan

c. 2015

by Tobia Scarpa

Pan Pan 999 Tobia Scarpa San Lorenzo 4

From a deli­cate poach to a careful sauté, Tobia Scarpa’s PAN 999 Pan does it all with panache. The Pan is defined by a char­ac­ter­is­tic border with, along with the hollow handles, makes pouring a cinch. The Pan is a stand­out of Scarpa’s Cooking in Silver cook­ware line, manu­fac­tured by the Milanese silver­smith studio San Lorenzo; as with its compan­ion sauce and frying pans, the Pan is made of pure iron with an inte­rior pure silver, which conducts heat more uniformly than copper while remain­ing antibac­te­r­ial whether used on conduc­tion, glass, ceramic cook­tops or with gas burners and ovens. A single lid tops any pan in the line, and all may be easily cleaned with a simple appli­ca­tion of White of Spain non-toxic clay. 

The PAN 999 collec­tion uses pure silver and pure iron that makes cooking healthy, safe, and bene­fi­cial because pure silver has a perma­nent antibi­otic func­tion that has no nega­tive effects on the human body. Sulfi­da­tion (black­en­ing) of the silver surface during cooking is normal and to be expected. It occurs without any nega­tive effect on health and on food quality and can be peri­od­i­cally removed with the non-toxic White of Spain (puri­fied clay) included with each piece. Strew clay over silver surface and rub with damp paper towel or cloth, then rinse.

The rest of the PAN 999 collec­tion includes a pot, saucepan, frying pan, and a lid. All of these pieces are sold indi­vid­u­ally at Cooks & Poets.

Tobia Scarpa

Tobia Scarpa

Born in 1935 in Venice, Italy, Tobia Scarpa is a designer and architect. He studied architecture at the Università Iuav di Venezia, graduating in 1969. From ergonomically functional furniture to cutting-edge cookware, he has been known for decades for his designs, blending cultural history into everything he creates.

Scarpa’s career has been filled with significant honors, including the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1969 and The International Forum Design Hanover Award in 1992. His works are included in the collections of cultural institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Louvre, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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