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PAN 999 Pan Lids

c. 2015

by Tobia Scarpa

Pan Lid 30 Pan 999 Tobia Scarpa San Lorenzo 5

With the PAN 999 Lid, Tobia Scarpa solves two kitchen dilem­mas at once. Its two diam­e­ters, of either 9 or 12 inches, allow it to top any pan in Scarpa’s beloved cook­ware line, thereby reduc­ing clutter; while its mini­mal­ist profile and unmis­tak­able dimple trans­form cook­ware into works of art worthy of display. The Lid 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 Lid 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. All may be easily cleaned with a simple appli­ca­tion of White of Spain non-toxic clay.

Silver, the most conduc­tive of metals, is made without harmful coat­ings or chem­i­cals. By distrib­ut­ing heat in a uniform manner, you can cook quickly at low temper­a­tures to preserve the nutri­tional and antiox­i­dant prop­er­ties of food. Sulfi­da­tion (black­en­ing) of the silver surface during cooking is normal and to be expected. Strew clay over silver surface and rub with damp paper towel or cloth, then rinse.

PAN 999 cook­ware includes a pan, pot, saucepan, lids, and a frying pan. All sold sepa­rately 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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